81907 - Project Management - Economic Management Engineering (A-K)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Affordable and clean energy Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

To know and be able to apply strategic and economictheories and concepts for the generation, development and diffusion of innvoation. To know and be able to apply different approaches to public and private entities . Comprehension and use of specific managerial tools for IP management

Course contents

- Technological Innovation and Economic Development: theoretical approaches and empirical evidence
- Technological Innovation and Industry Structure: Models and Evolutions
- The Sources of Technological Innovation
- Protecting Innovations
- Technological Innovation and Strategy
- Technological assessment & forecasting
- Phases and stages of the innovation process
- Internal and External Development of Technological Innovation
- The Internationalization of R&D
- Technology Transfer: Forms, Opportunities and Threats
- The Interaction between Private and Public R&D
- Financing Technological Innovation


Grandi, A. e M. Sobrero, Eds. (2005). Innovazione tecnologica e gestione d'impresa: La gestione strategica dell'innovazione. Bologna, Il Mulino.

Teaching methods

The course mixes lectures, case discussion and hands-on problem solving exercises based on different material (reports, analyses, videos, guest hosts) which will systematically engage all participating students. Specific attention will be given to directly engage them with specific assignments involving dedicated presentations and report writing.

Assessment methods

If attendance is possible, students will be involved in a series of projects which will determine the final grade according to what will be communicated at the beginning of the course. Otherwise, the exam is oral, based on the texts assigned. To goal of the oral exam is to: verify students' knowledge of the different parts of the course; verify students' ability to apply the theoretical concepts to specific working situations; verify students' abilities to apply the different topics developed in a variety of industries. The dates will be published through the web-based Almaesami application according to the School's schedule.

Teaching tools

Lectures, Case Discussion and Students' Projects

Office hours

See the website of Maurizio Sobrero