THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Innovation & The Evolution of New Markets (VS1) (U02323)
The course addresses the role of innovation in industrial progress generally, while placing particular emphasis on the place of entrepreneurship and small firms within this process. After discussing the historical context, the course considers contemporary issues at the level of the firm, the industry and national economic policy. Whilst strongly grounded in theory the course enjoys considerable practical relevance. In particular, the course is concerned with dynamic aspects of technological change and the implications of such for firm resources and strategy. The course draws heavily upon familiar case-studies of technological change and seeks to understand the manner in which innovation priorities shift and asks, amongst other things, 'why technology causes great firms to fail?'.
? This course is only available to visiting students.
? Pre-requisites : Hons Entry
? Normal year taken : 4th year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. To outline the concept of technological innovation.
2. To distinguish the impact of firm size upon innovation
3. To outline the dynamics of innovation and the impact upon industries and firms.
4. To analyse systems and networking approaches to innovation.
5. To recognise technological change as a strategic issue.
Assessment is based upon the submission of one course essay (50% of the total marks) and on one x 3000 word min essay (50% of the total marks).
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