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Lectures

Lecture 1 - Knowledge, technological change and Innovation studies

In this introductory lecture, prof. Bartozokas will provide an overview of the structure of the course and elaborate on the assignments. Subsequently, he will introduce some basic concepts on knowledge, technological change and innovation studies.

Lecture 1 - Knowledge, technological change and innovation studies

 

Lecture 2 - Sources of technological change

In this lecture, prof. Bartzokas will take the basic concepts presented in the introductory lecture, and place them in a broader theoretical perspective. To this end, Bartzokas will first review the basic concepts of innovation studies, building on this to explore the questions of who is actually doing research in innovation studies, and what kind of theories exist.

Lecture 2 - Sources of technological change

 

Lecture 3 - Innovavion dynamics and the evolution of industries

In this lecture, prof. Bartzokas will argue that Innovation dynamics and industrial change has become a very fertile topic of research. In his elaboration, he will explain characteristics and dynamics in the field in the first part of the lecture. In the second part of the lecture, he will address some practical applications of the field.

Lecture 3 - Innovation dynamics and the evolution of industries

 

Lecture 4 -  Technological change and industrialization

In this lecture, prof. Bartzokas will talk about technological change and industrialization in the context of innovation studies, specifically in the context of this PhD programme. In this elaboration, Bartzokas will present a data set demonstrating the relationship between technological change and industrialization, and elaborate on some of the schools of thought in the academic world thinking about these issues. Thereafter, Bartzokas will elaborate on the ‚Äútechnological capabilities‚ÄĚ concept, highlight what has been produced in this paradigm, and make a critical assessment.

Lecture 4 - Technological change and industrialization

 

Lecture 5 - Technology diffusion and technology transfer

This lecture will focus on technology diffusion and technology transfer: where diffusion is defined as the adoption of innovation by others, and where transfer is a broader concept that encompasses diffusion, but goes much further. This process builds on investment decisions and allocation of resources, going beyond the concept of technological capabilities as discussed in the previous lecture. In an elaboration of these concepts prof. Bartzokas will introduce what he feels to be an interesting line of research in this area, while trying to find a rational for government policies facilitating innovation diffusion. Following this, all the ingredients will be in place to start analysing specific R&D systems at the country level. Moreover, Bartzokas will stress that this is also an emergent field of research in developing countries.

Lecture 5 - Technological change and industrialization

 

Lecture 6 - Incentives, firms and innovation

In this lecture prof. Bartzokas will talk about firms, and how they develop capabilities to innovate. In particular, he will address the role of the broader environment in which they operate, drawing mainly on the dynamic capabilities debate and positioning this debate in the broader theoretical discussion. Furthermore, Bartzokas will introduce some research findings and insights on firms in developing countries, and conclude with some research results on the role of the broader instititutional environment on firm's capabilities to innovate - what is commonly referred to as national systems of innovation.

Lecture 6 - Incentives, firms and Innoavtion

 

Lecture 7 - Sectoral characteristics of technological change

In this lecture, prof. Bartzokas will talk about sectoral characteristics of technological change in the long run. That is to say, the kinds of broader implications that the technological characteristics at sectoral level have with respect to specific production activities. During the course of the lecture, Bartzokas will introduce and discuss some of the studies on sectoral trends, and will explore some interesting concepts that have been developed in this line of research. He will conclude with some of the policy implications of the research results in this field.

Lecture 7 - Sectoral characteristics of technological change

 

Lecture 8 - Innovation dynamics in the World Economy

In this lecture, prof. Bartzokas will attempt to bring together some of the ideas that have been discussed so far, with a view to exploring their lrelationship with globalization and the understanding of global challenges. The bulk of the lecture will be based on a project started at UNU-MERIT in 2006 to launch a biannual "world knowledge" or "innovation" report.

Lecture 8 - Innovation dynamics and the world economy

 

Lecture 9 - A debate on IT and the "new economy"

This lecture is the registration of the first assignment: the debate on IT and the "new economy". The students are divided in two different groups and engage in a discussion drawing on recent contributions in favour of and against the concept of the "new economy". Students should particularly consider the implications of the "new economy" for developing countries.

Lecture 9 - A debate on IT and the new economy

 

Lecture 10 - Innovation studies and technology policy

In this lecture, prof. Bartzokas will discuss how we can analyse technology policy through the lense of innovation studies. He will pay particular attention to the evolution of the debate around these issues, and explore some of the answers that have been developed by the academic community.

Lecture 10 - Innovation studies and technology policy

 

 

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