Session 1: MODELLING, SYSTEMS AND DYNAMICS

Week 1: 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; and how firms organise their innovative activities.

Coordinators:

Teaching staff


Stefano BRUSONI, Bocconi University-KITeS-CESPRI, Milan, Italy, Giovanni DOSI, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy, Keld LAURSEN, Copenhagne Business School, Denmark, Aija LEIPONEN, Imperial College, London, UK, Patrick LLERENA, BETA, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, Luigi MARENGO, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy, Angelo SECCHI, University of Pisa, Italy, Fredrik TELL, Linköping University, Sweden

 

Monday, March 15th

9.00 - 9.30: Welcome, practical and organizational issues

 

9.30 - 11.00: General introduction to the themes of Week I: Innovation, its economic sources and consequences -  Luigi MARENGO

 

11.15 - 12.45:  General introduction to the themes of Week II: Knowledge, institutions and firms -  Luigi MARENGO

 

14.00 - 16.00: On the economics of innovation -  Giovanni DOSI

 

16.30 - 18.00: PhD presentation n°1: Dominik HARTMANN; junior discussant: Claudio FASSIO; senior discussant: Luigi MARENGO

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PhD presentation n°2: Anant KAMATH; junior discussant: Alice DUHAUT; senior discussant: Giovanni DOSI

 

Tuesday, March 16th

9.00 - 11.00: Efficiency, innovation and industry dynamics I - Angelo SECCHI

 

11.15 - 12.45:  Efficiency, innovation and industry dynamics II - Angelo SECCHI

 

14.00 - 16.00: Innovation and the evolution of industries -  Giovanni DOSI

 

16.15 - 18.15:  Technology standards and intellectual property rights - Aija LEIPONEN

 

Wednesday, March 17th

9.00 - 11.00: Open innovation: Serach and organization- Keld LAURSEN

 

11.15 - 13.00:  Breadth of knowledge sourcing in innovation - Aija LEIPONEN

 

14.00 - 16.00: PhD presentation n°3: Ali MALEKI; junior discussant: Christian KLUCK; senior discussant: Aija LEIPONEN

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PhD presentation n°4: Evangelos BOURELOS; junior discussant: Christian MARTINEZ-DIAZ; senior discussant: Keld LAURSEN

 

16.15 - 17.45: Open innovation: The role of geography and localized social capital - Keld LAURSEN

 

Thursday, March 18th

9.00 - 11.00: Capabilities, innovation and industrial dynamics - Fredrik TELL

 

11.15 - 13.00:  Technological and organizational dynamics: A problem solving perspective Part I - Stefano BRUSONI

 

14.00 - 16.00: PhD presentation n°5: Lisa MELANDER; junior discussant: Zsofia VAS; senior discussant: Stefano BRUSONI

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PhD presentation n°6:Victor Wilfredo BOHORQUEZ LOPEZ;   junior discussant: Magnus JOHANSSON; senior discussant: Fredrik TELL

 

16.15 - 17.45: Technological and organizational dynamics: A problem solving perspective Part II - Stefano BRUSONI

 

Friday, March 19th

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:  Management of innovation and knowledge integration in product development projects - Fredrik TELL

 

13.30 - 15.30: PhD presentation n°7:  Isabel ALMUDI HIGUERAS;   junior discussant: Sara GORGONI; senior discussant: Patrick LLERENA

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PhD presentation n°8: Ambarin ASAD KAHN ;   junior discussant: Antje SCHIMKE; senior discussant: Fredrik TELL

 

16.00 - 17.00: Concluding discussion