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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

20568 - EMPIRICAL METHODS FOR INNOVATION STRATEGIES


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
ALFONSO GAMBARDELLA

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ALFONSO GAMBARDELLA


Course Objectives
This course provides the students with basic tools and methods to produce empirical evidence to support decision-making processes in firms and it is designed for whoever wants to use these methods in practice to solve concrete managerial problems. Since these methods are particularly common in the analysis of innovation and new product development, topics in this area represent the leading example of the course. However, the methods are broad and the course shows how these tools can be useful in many cases or situations, from marketing to entrepreneurial decisions and the like. A good part of the course is based on the use of data made available to the students to address concrete managerial problems and questions.

Course Content Summary
  • You do not always need complex techniques: how to support decisions using tables, figures or "stories".
  • Assessing causality relationships in firms, demand of new products or innovation analyses.
  • The use of natural experiments to evaluate innovation or new product development projects.
  • Other approaches to the evaluation of innovation or new product development projects.
  • How to best select your sample for innovation studies and related decision-making.
  • The analysis of the survival of innovation projects.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
The evaluation of attending students is based on a series of assignments consisting in short empirical projects produced in groups and presented in class.

For non attending students

Written exam.

Textbooks
For attending students
  • J. WOOLRIDGE, Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, Thomson, 4th edition.
  • FIELD, G. HOLE, How to Design and Report Experiments, Sage, 2003.
  • Course Handouts and Slides.

For non attending students
  • J. WOOLRIDGE, Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, Thomson, 4th edition.
  • FIELD, G. HOLE, How to Design and Report Experiments, Sage, 2003.
  • Course Handouts and Slides.
Last change 06/04/2017 15:29