Guías Académicas

ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION

ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION

GRADO ECONOMÍA

Curso 2020/2021

1. Datos de la asignatura

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Código
103737
Plan
ECTS
6.00
Carácter
OPTATIVA
Curso
4
Periodicidad
Primer Semestre
Idioma
Castellano
Área
FUNDAMENTOS DEL ANÁLISIS ECONÓMICO
Departamento
Economía e Historia Económica
Plataforma Virtual

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Datos del profesorado

Profesor/Profesora
Inés Jiménez Jiménez
Grupo/s
1
Centro
Fac. Economía y Empresa
Departamento
Economía e Historia Económica
Área
Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Despacho
219
Horario de tutorías
URL Web
-
E-mail
inesjimenez@usal.es
Teléfono
-

2. Sentido de la materia en el plan de estudios

Bloque formativo al que pertenece la materia.

Economics of Innovation is part of the training that students are taught in the area of Foundations of Economic Analysis.

Papel de la asignatura.

The course provides training in a subject, social studies on innovation, which is not systematically degree in Economics

Perfil profesional.

Training of consultants and managers of innovation in business and public administration bodies.

3. Recomendaciones previas

The subject is taught as a seminar, with small groups and continuous interaction between teacher and students and among students themselves.


The student must be accustomed to finding information on the Internet and the use of basic tools and techniques of oral presentation of papers and discussions in the seminar.


The entire program is taught in English, so students should be familiar with basic grammar and oral and written use of this language.

4. Objetivo de la asignatura

The content of the seminar in 2019-2020 is: “Innovation in Countries/Regions and European Policies.

 

The basic objective is that students grasp the importance of innovation for businesses and public administrations. This is done by transmitting information to date on the subject, the debate and the presentation of works by students in the seminar.


The realization of the seminar in English is added in order to offer students an international context of the debate in which it is obliged to express them in this language, resulting familiarity in the use of this widespread international communication tool and overcoming a major barrier affecting Spanish students.


For this reason, it is considered a high priority to enroll the ERASMUS students from other European countries in this course of Economics of Innovation.

5. Contenidos

Teoría.

The content delivered in 2019-2020 is listed below.

 

The first part of the Seminary is about concepts, basic measurements and innovation in countries/regions.

 

1st PART OF THE SEMINAR: INNOVATION IN COUNTRIES & REGIONS

COUNTRY/REGION LESSONS: Teacher’s presentations and debates.

  • What are Innovation and Scientific Research and Experimental Development (R&D)?.
  • How are measured Innovation and R&D?.
  • How is constituted an innovation system?.
  • Innovation in countries and regions of EU.

COUNTRY/REGION WORK: Tutorship an student’s presentations.

Case study of research and innovation in countries or regions.

The second part of the Seminary is about innovation policies with special emphasis on innovation in companies.

2nd PART OF THE SEMINAR: EUROPEAN POLICIES AND INNOVATION IN COMPANIES

POLICY AND COMPANY LESSONS: Teacher’s presentations and debates.

European Innovation Policies:

  • Ideal types of research and innovation policies.
  • Horizon 2020: new framework programme for research and innovation in the EU.
  • Smart Specialization (RIS3)  in the Cohesion Policy of the EU: support for regions in building up their research and innovation capacity.
  • Innovation in Companies:

    • Logical Framework for project management.

    • Preparation of companies for innovation: COTEC Model.

EUROPEAN POLICY/COMPANY WORK: Tutorship an student’s presentations (one of two options)

  • Analysis of RIS3 strategies of countries or regions.
  • Case study of innovation in a real company.

6. Competencias a adquirir

Básicas / Generales.

Mastering the model class taught by seminar, with active participation in debates and public presentation of works.

Específicas.

Capture the value and importance of innovation as a basis for the conduct of business in the most competitive economies in the world.

Transversales.

Get used to an international context of work, use of English as a communication tool and intense interaction with ERASMUS students from other European countries

7. Metodologías

The teaching method used in Economics of Innovation is as follows.


1. Active Class. The seminar is based on two inseparable elements, which are, on the one hand, the presentation of topics by the teacher and, secondly, the response and active participation of students with development of works directed by the teacher and public presentation of results, including the debate on the above result.


2. Participatory seminar. The subject is taught as a seminar, with small groups, slideshow, discussion contents and public presentation of work by students. English is used as communication tool.


3. Tutorials: The tutorial aims to provide students mastering the contents of the subject and give guidance on carrying out work.

8. Previsión de Técnicas (Estrategias) Docentes

9. Recursos

Libros de consulta para el alumno.

DOCUMENTS

–  Dominique Foray and Alessandro Rainoldi (2013). Smart Specialisation programmes and implementation. S3 Policy Brief Series No. 02/2013.

–  Dominique Foray and Xabier Goenaga (2013). The Goals of Smart Specialisation. S3 Policy Brief Series No. 01/2013.

–  Dominique Foray, 2018. Smart specialisation strategies and industrial modernisation in European regions—theory and practice. Cambridge Journal of Economics 2018, 42, 1505–1520.

–  EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2014. HORIZON 2020 in brief. The EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

–  Foray, Dominique; Goddard, John; Goenaga Beldarrain, Xavier; Landabaso, Mikel; McCann, Philip; Morgan, Kevin; Nauwelaers, Claire; Ortega-Argilés, Raquel, 2012. Guide to Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisations (RIS 3). Smart Specialisation Platform (S3  Platform). May 2012

–  OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development, The Measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities, OECD Publishing, Paris.

–  OECD, 2002. Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys of Research and Experimental Development. Frascati Manual. Paris. Sixth Edition.

–  OECD, 2005. Proposed Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Technological Innovation Data. Oslo Manual. Paris. Third Edition.

OECD/Eurostat (2018), Oslo Manual 2018: Guidelines for Collecting, Reporting and Using Data on Innovation, 4th Edition, The Measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities, OECD Publishing, Paris/Eurostat, Luxembourg

10. Evaluación

Consideraciones generales.

Attendance and active participation in the Seminar, preparation and public presentation of work and mastery and the documents submitted are evaluated.

Criterios de evaluación.

ASSESMENT OF THE SEMINAR
    MARK (10 points)
–    Attendance at the Seminar: 1 point.
–    Country/Region Presentation: 2 points.
–    Company Presentation: 3 points.
–    Exam: 4 Points. 

    EXAM
–    Written exam.
–    3 Questions about selected pages of the Seminar documents.

Instrumentos de evaluación.

Content quality of work, mastery of handling public presentation with PowerPoint and English, knowledge of the documentary contents, attendance and participation in the seminar.

Recomendaciones para la evaluación.

No alternative is considered to be evaluated in the course; the attendance and participation in the seminar is mandatory. Students who, for whatever reason, can not attend the sessions of the Seminar not enroll in the course of Economics of Innovation is recommended

Recomendaciones para la recuperación.

The recovery, if any, is made on the condition of attendance and participation in the seminar

12. Adenda. Metodologías Docentes y Evaluación de Competencias