Course Code : ABSO-480


Weekly Course and application hours of the course: 3-0

Brief Course Description:

Innovation in the making:

  1.  Types of innovation
  2.  Sources of innovation
  3.  Theories of innovation
  4.  Networks of innovators
  5.  Organizational innovation
  6.  Measuring innovation
  7.  Innovation and intellectual property rights


The Systemic nature of innovation:

  1.  Systems of innovation
  2.  Innovation clusters
  3.  National systems of innovation
  4.  Regional systems of innovation

How innovation differs:

  1. Sectorial systems of innovation: why innovations differ across sectors?
  2. Innovation in “Low Tech” industries
  3. Innovation in services
  4. Innovation diffusion

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Exploring Innovation by David Smith, Mc Graw Hill, 3rd edition, 2013

  2. The Oxford Handbook of Innovation by Jan Fagerberg, David Mowery and Richard

Nelson (Eds.), Oxford University Press, latest edition

Course Evaluation:

Participation / Attendance : 10%,

Mid-Term Exam : 30%,

Homework : 10%,

Final Exam : 50%,

Attendance is at least 95% mandatory.