Session 1:MICRO APPROACHES TO INNOVATION AND INNOVATION NETWORKS

Strasbourg, March 31st - April 11th 2008

Micro-Economics of Innovation

Outline of the week

This week will give an overview of some fundamental research topics in the micro-economics of technological change mainly, but not exclusively, within an evolutionary economic perspective. Particular emphasis will be given to the role of firms as drivers of innovation. Topics covered will include the economic sources and consequences of innovation, innovation and industry dynamics, appropriability of innovation, relations between technology and organization, competencies and diversification.

Coordinators

Teaching staff

  • Stefano BRUSONI, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Patrick COHENDET, BETA, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France and HEC Montreal, Canada
  • Giovanni DOSI, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Patrick LLERENA, BETA, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • Luigi MARENGO, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Corrado PASQUALI, University of Teramo, Italy
  • Fredrik TELL, University of Linköping, Sweden

Monday, March 31st

  • 9.00–9.30: Welcome, practical and organizational issues.
  • 9.30-11.00: General introduction to the themes of the week I: innovation, its sources and economic consequences - Luigi MARENGO
  • 11.15-12.45: General introduction to the themes of the week II: knowledge, institutions and firms. - Luigi MARENGO
  • 14.30-16.00: PhD presentation n°1 Sjoerd HARDEMAN; Junior discussant : Mafini DOSSO; Senior discussant: Francis MUNIER
  • 16.30–18.30: On the economics of innovation - Giovanni DOSI

Tuesday, April 1st

  • 9.00-11.00: The economics of knowledge: innovation, institutions and growth I - Corrado PASQUALI
  • 11.15-12.45: PhD presentation n°2 Valentine MILLOT; Junior discussant : Ainurula ROSLI; Senior discussant: Corrado PASQUALI
  • 14.00-16.00: Innovation and the evolution of industries - Giovanni DOSI
  • 16.15-17.45: PhD Presentation n° 3 Moon Young CHUNG; Junior discussant : Daniel VERTESY; Senior discussant: Giovanni DOSI

Wednesday, April 2nd

  • 9.00-11.00: The economics of knowledge: innovation, institutions and growth II - Corrado PASQUALI
  • 11.15-13.00: PhD Presentation n° 4 Marius M. Sorin KRAMMER; Junior discussant: Moon Young CHUNG; Senior discussant: Luigi MARENGO
  • 14.00-16.00: Technological and Organizational Dynamics: Results, Issues and Opportunities. Part I - Stefano BRUSONI
  • 16.15-17.45: PhD Presentation n° 5 Natalia LYARSKAYA; Junior discussant: Mathijs de VAAN; Senior discussant: Stefano BRUSONI

Thursday, April 3rd

  • 9.00-10.45: Knowledge integration, capabilities and management of innovation - Fredrik TELL
  • 11.00-12.45: Technological and Organizational Dynamics: Results, Issues and Opportunities. Part II - Stefano BRUSONI
  • 14.00-16.00: Capabilities, change and innovation – Luigi MARENGO
  • 16.15-18.15: A Microeconomic Approach of the Dynamics of Creativity - Patrick COHENDET

Friday, April 4th

  • 9.00-11.00: Elements for a knowledge based theory of the firm: the dual theory of the firm - Patrick LLERENA
  • 11.15-12.45: PhD presentation n°6 Mathijs de VAAN; Junior discussant: Maurizio CORTESI; Senior discussant: Fredrik TELL
  • 14.00-16.00: Summary and conclusions