Cooperating for Innovation

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM061A05
Vaknaam Cooperating for Innovation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Cooperating for Innovation
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Synthesize the most relevant theories linked to the field of strategic alliances and inter-firm R&D and innovation cooperation.
2. Critically analyze applied research on cooperation for innovation.
3. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the different cooperation strategies in specific business settings.
4. Effectively communicate in a group orally and in writing.
Omschrijving Cooperation has gained an important role in the innovation process at the firm level, since innovation cooperation activities are considered an efficient mean for the management of complex R&D and innovation processes. Within this framework, this course provides students with a comprehensive picture of the innovation cooperation literature. The course starts with a general discussion around the concept of innovation cooperation and with an introduction to the relevant theories linked to this research field. The following lectures are focused on the different stages of the cooperation process. Partner selection and the characteristics of the different kinds of partners are the first topics under discussion. The management of the cooperation agreements and capturing value from innovation activities conducted within cooperation alliances are covered in the following lectures. The effect of cooperation on innovation and overall performance of companies are the closing topics of the course. In the final lecture, students have the opportunity to present their assignment and to receive feedback from the lecturers and fellow students.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. P.M.M. de Faria
Docent(en) dr. P.M.M. de Faria ,dr. I. Estrada Vaquero
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Virtual reader, a series of academic articles
Entreevoorwaarden General requirements for admittance to the MScBA
Opmerkingen Contact person: Pedro de Faria, email: p.m.m.de.faria@rug.nl
Secretary Dui. 434: tel. 050-363 3453, email: m.berghuis@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (basisprogramma MSc BA SIM) 1 semester II a verplicht