Economics of Innovation (ECON442) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Economics of Innovation ECON442 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Elif Kalaycı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to scrutinize the role innovation in the economic development of developing countries. With a particular emphasis on technology, innovation and commercialization, this course aims to equip the students with a general background on how innovation can promote economic development.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • the student can describe the contribution of, technology and innovation and commercialization in economic development
  • the student can describe different approaches to adoption of technology and diffusion of innovation in different economic systems
  • the student can analyze the technological opportunities and challenges open to developing countries
  • the student can describe the policy and institutional options that developing countries can pursue
Course Content The role of science, technology and innovation in economics at the macro and at the micro level; the diffusion and absorption of innovation; issues concerning the measurement of innovation; the national, regional systems of innovation and clusters; the relationship between R&D support mechanisms and economic performance in Turkey.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Why should science, technology and innovation be studied? Freeman, Chris and Luc Soete, 1997. The Economics of Industrial Innovation (Third Edition) MIT Press, Chapter 1
2 What makes societies successful innovators? Freeman, Chris and Luc Soete, 1997. The Economics of Industrial Innovation (Third Edition) MIT Press, Part 1
3 The Macroeconomic Perspective. Science and Technology as factors of growth. Freeman, Chris and Luc Soete, 1997. The Economics of Industrial Innovation (Third Edition) MIT Press, Part 3
4 Macroeconomic Implications of the Diffusion of Innovations Freeman, Chris and Luc Soete, 1997. The Economics of Industrial Innovation (Third Edition) MIT Press, Part 3
5 The Microeconomic Perspective. Are Innovative firms any different? William LAzonick, The Innovative firm, in Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Chapter 2.
6 Innovation and diffusion Bronwyn Hall, Innovation and diffusion, Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Chapter 17.
7 Midterm
8 Methodology of Measurement of Innovation Hall, B., Mairesse, J. and Mohnen, P. (2010) Measuring the Returns to R&D.
9 Methodology of Measurement of Innovation Smith, Keith (2005) Measuring Innovation in Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press
10 Systemic Nature of Innovation Charles Edquist, Systems of Innovation: Pespectives and Challenges in Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Chapter 7
11 Systemic Nature of Innovation Bjorn Asheim and Meric Gertler: The Geography of Innovation in Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Chapter 10
12 Innovation and Economic Performance Bart Verspagen, Innovation and Economic Growth in Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Chapter 19
13 Innovation and Economic Performance Manuel M. Godhino and Jan Fagerberg: Innovation and Catching –up in Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) 2005 the Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press,Chapter 20
14 R&D Support and outcomes in Turkey Özçelik, E. and Taymaz, E. (2008) R&D support programs in developing countries: The Turkish experience, Research Policy vol 37,pp 258–275.
15 General Review
16 Final Exam

Sources

Course Book 1. Freeman, Chris and Luc Soete, (1997). The Economics of Industrial Innovation (Third Edition) MIT Press
Other Sources 2. Fagerberg, D.C. Mowery and R.R. Nelson (eds) (2005) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 15
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 15
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 19 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly
7 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Project 1 7 7
Report
Homework Assignments 1 57 57
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 143