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2014/2015  KAN-CMIBO1035U  Innovation and Knowledge

English Title
Innovation and Knowledge

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Marion Poetz - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 08-07-2014
Learning objectives
  • An understanding of the theories and concepts of the course curriculum.
  • Ability to apply analytical tools and to assess their usefulness
  • Familiarity with key findings of the empirical literature
  • Skilfulness in carrying out a small empirical project on a specific innovation
  • Aptitude in drawing on course reading for the preparation and execution of this project
  • Ability to use general insights from the curriculum to build an analytical understanding of the case, and to reflect on possible discrepancies between theory and case findings.
Innovation and Knowledge:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period December/January
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

Objective: This course builds analytical insight into relationships between knowledge, innovation and competitiveness and into their implications for the management of innovation.
Content: The course introduces theories, concepts, and methods for the analysis of innovations at the levels of projects, firms and industries. The course also introduces a set of tools related to innovation practices of firms, as one of the ways in which the course bridges and integrates academic analysis of innovations with the practical issues of their management.


Teaching methods
Student groups analyze a recent innovation in a specific company based on interviews and desk research, reflecting questions that teachers of the different modules of the course pose throughout the course. Through this work students can prepare themselves for the final individual home assignment.
Expected literature

Schilling, Melissa (2006). Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Chesbrough, Henry (2001), 'Assembling the elephant: A review of empirical studies on the impact of technical change upon incumbent firms', Comparative Studies of Technological Evolution, Amsterdam: JAI. Elsevier Science Ltd.

Last updated on 08-07-2014