Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. INNN10 overlaps following cours/es: INN005. Optional for: I4ai, I4, M4. Course coordinator: Cristina Chaminade,, CIRCLE. Prerequisites: IO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics and MIO022 Strategic management. Assessment: Assessment takes place mainly through a home exam (70% of final grade). In addition, there are group exercises, discussions and presentations (30% of final grade). Parts: 2. Home page:

The overall aim of the course is for students to acquire a basic understanding of how firms in a variety of sectors develop and implement strategies in the context of global competition. General objectives are for students to grasp why profiting from R&D and knowledge assets has become a central theme in strategic thinking. More specific objectives are for students to become familiar with several strategic mechanisms and processes in a variety of sectors, including vertical disintegration (outsourcing and networking), the appropriation and use of knowledge (innovation systems, etc.). Practical objectives are for students to use basic concepts to discuss strategic options in the globalization of innovation and to apply the main lessons of the course in problem-oriented empirical research.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course provides a basic understanding of how different technological strategies are formed in global competition. It will concentrate primarily on outlining the changing patterns of international trade and investment, the integration of business networks at regional and global levels, and how they are changing in response to ongoing processes of globalization.



Code: 0111. Name: Home Examination.
Higher education credits: 5. Grading scale: TH.

Code: 0211. Name: Case Discussions.
Higher education credits: 2,5. Grading scale: TH.