Week 1

Week 1: Micro-Economics of Innovation (April 11th-15th, 2011)

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 organize their innovative activities.

Luigi MARENGO, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy,
Fredrik TELL, Linköping University, Sweden,

Teaching staff
Stefano BRUSONI, Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy
Patrick COHENDET, HEC Montréal, Canada/Strasbourg University, France
Felicia FAI, University of Bath, UK
Patrick LLERENA, Strasbourg University, France
Aija LEIPONEN, Imperial College, UK
Luigi MARENGO, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy
Angelo SECCHI, University Paris-Sorbonne (Paris I), France
Fredrik TELL, Linköping University, Sweden

Monday, April 11th

9.00 – 9.30: Welcome, practical and organizational issues.

9.30 - 10.30: General introduction to the themes of the week – Fredrik TELL

10.45 - 12.45: “Innovation and knowledge communities” – Patrick COHENDET

14.00 – 15.45: “The dynamics of technologies and organizations. Part I” - Stefano BRUSONI

16.00 - 18.00: PhD presentation n°1: Ambarin ASAD KAHN : Junior discussant:   ArjanMARKUS; senior discussant Stefano BRUSONI

Tuesday, April 12th
9.00 - 10.45:  “The dynamics of technologies and organizations. Part II” - Stefano BRUSONI

11.00 - 12.45: “Elements for a knowledge based theory of the firm: the dual theory of the firm” – Patrick LLERENA

14.00 - 15.45: “Capabilities, Innovation and Industry Dynamics: Technological discontinuities and incumbents” – Fredrik TELL

16.00 - 18.00: PhD Presentation n° 2: Joeri WESSELING; Junior discussant Serdal OZUSAGLAM, Senior discussant:  Fredrik TELL

 PhD presentation n° 3: Negin SALIMI; Junior discussant: Matthias DUSCHL; Senior discussant: Patrick LLERENA

Wednesday, April 13th
9.00 - 10.45: “What makes firms innovative (and persistently so)” – Luigi MARENGO

11.00- 12.45: “Breadth of knowledge sourcing in innovation” – Aija LEIPONEN

14.00-15.45: “Technology standards and intellectual property rights” – Aija LEIPONEN

16.00 - 18.00: PhD Presentation n° 4 Arjan MARKUS;  Junior discusant: Negin SALIMI; senior discussant: Aija LEIPONEN
PhD presentation n°5: Katharine LOVELL; Junior discussant: Sadaf BASHIR; Senior discussant: Luigi MARENGO

Thursday, April 14th

9.00 - 10.45: “Technological core competencies: reality or myth?” – Felicia FAI

11.00 - 12.45: “Strategic issues and technological diversification” – Felicia FAI

14.00 - 15.45: “Efficiency, innovation and industry dynamics I” – Angelo SECCHI

16.00 - 18.00: PhD Presentation n° 5 Sadaf BASHIR; Junior discussant: Altay OZAYGEN; Senior discussant: Felicia FAI

PhD presentation n°6: Magda SMINK; Junior discussant: Tobias FLEITER; Senior discussant: Angelo SECCHI

Friday, April 15th
9.00 - 10.45:  “Efficiency, innovation and industry dynamics II” – Angelo SECCHI

11.00 - 12.45: Summary, conclusions and assessment – Luigi MARENGO