Face-to-face teaching (e-teaching on line if needed under COVID 19 pandemics restrictions)
The program will be developed through lectures, class discussion of newspaper articles, scientific analyzes and other multimedia materials. In addition, entrepreneurs or actors from the innovation ecosystem will be invited to the class who will lend their testimony. Finally, short individual and group project works will be carried out to develop technical and operational skills consistent with the objectives of the course.Although attendance is not compulsory, attendance is highly recommended because it is an interactive course with discussion activities. and confrontation in the classroom that play an essential role in learning, also because there are moments of in-depth study through simulations, case history analyzes and testimonies from the business world and the local innovation ecosystem. The course is open to all students, with no particular pre-requisites required. However, it may be useful to have already taken a course in economic sociology.
Tradiional media and new digital media
CMC and identities
Free-sotware and open source
The program is divided into four parts:
1) Innovation studies - comparative studies and research: in this first part the students will deepen the theme of innovation as an interdisciplinary field of study albeit with particular reference to the studies and contributions of classical sociology up to the recent construction of the concept of social innovation.
2) Inventors and Innovators: the distinction between the two figures will be analyzed, highlighting differences and interrelationships through case studies and examples.
3) Innovation and policies: the theme of innovation will be related to that of policies and emphasis will be placed on the relevance of institutional contexts for innovation starting from the contribution of comparative political economy and the relevance of the so-called triple helix.
4) The forms of innovation in the digital economy: different forms of innovation in the digital economy will be examined - from industry 4.0, to the phenomenon of start-ups and the platform economy, from social innovation to fab labs and crowdfunding.
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