Course syllabus

Globalisering och innovation
Globalization and Innovation

INNN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-27

General Information

Elective for: I4, I4-ai, M4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have a critical comprehension of:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assessment takes place through a written exam (70% of final grade) and group exercises (30% of final grade). Participation in group exercises is mandatory. If a student cannot attend a group exercise, a supplementary assignment may be required. Parts: 2.

Parts
Code: 0112. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: 5: awarded if you have clearly met all the objective, displaying deep knowledge of the base content, original and creative thinking, perhaps going beyond the established practice; 4: awarded when all objectives have been met very well and effectively; 3: awarded when the objectives have been addressed satisfactorily, or where the evidence is strong for some objectives, weaker but acceptable in others. Contents: A written exam. Further information: A re-examination possibility will only be offered to students that have not received a passing grade.
Code: 0212. Name: Group Exercises.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: 5: awarded if you have clearly met all the objective, displaying deep knowledge of the base content, original and creative thinking, perhaps going beyond the established practice; 4: awarded when all objectives have been met very well and effectively; 3: awarded when the objectives have been addressed satisfactorily, or where the evidence is strong for some objectives, weaker but acceptable in others. Further information: A re-examination possibility will only be offered to students that have not received a passing grade.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: INN005

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Cristina Chaminade, Cristina.Chaminade@circle.lu.se
Course homepage: http://www.circle.lu.se