20350 - COMMUNITY - BASED INNOVATION AND PATTERNS OF PROTECTION
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
The main objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of new organization models of innovation, such as those based upon communities, and to explore how they are related to intellectual property right (IPR) issues. The first part provides an overview of the economic fundamentals of intellectual property rights, covering patents, copyright, and trademarks. A specific focus is dedicated to the relationship between the protection of intellectual property and the diffusion of knowledge. The course explores the opportunities and dangers for knowledge diffusion of the use of patents in universities and in developing countries. The second part explains what organization models based on communities are, and why they represent new ways of managing the innovation processes and successes of firms. It also explores how management practices affect innovation at a systemic level, and the consequences for community-based models. Particular attention is devoted to how search for innovation influence success in innovating with communities. The course is based on an interactive teaching (student groups are required to analyze specific cases using the tools and the material previously discussed in class). The course is based on 24 sessions:
20 lectures (which may include guest speakers)
4 sessions dedicated to group presentations and discussion
- The classical model of innovation
- Open Innovation models
- Community-based models
- Innovation and IPRs
Attending students have to present and discuss papers during the regular lectures and they are evaluated on the basis of their class presentations and their participation in the discussion of the other student presentations.
Non attending students
The students not attending the course have to elaborate a written exam based on the references of the course.
- Papers made available to the students at the beginning of the course