INNOVATION AND BUSINESS MODELS

SECS-P/08 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

ROSARIO FRANCESCO ANTONIO FARACI
Email: faraci@unict.it
Office: 95129 Catania - Corso Italia, 55 - Palazzo delle Scienze, stanza 4 III piano
Phone: +390957537616
Office Hours: Mercoledì 10.30-12.30. Su appuntamento con richiesta di incontro via mail. Consultare sezione Avvisi nella pagina del docente sul sito del Dipartimento


Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives are: A. Competencies and B. Knowledge and Skills

A. Competencies (according to EQF standard of the European Union). Students will be able to develop and boost at least five of the 8 key competencies for lifelong learning provided by the EU. Specifically, the five competencies are:

a) Multilingual competence;

b) Digital competence;

c) Personal, social and learning to learn competence;

d) Civic competence;

e) Entrepreneurship competence

B. Knowledge and skills (according to the Descriptors of Dublin).


Course Structure

The course consists of in class activities as well as of home assignments. The core activity is the lecture held in class by the Instructor (face-to-face lecture) and via TEAMS Microsoft (virtual lecture) in an interactive and hybrid mode that facilitates the learning process of student. Videos from the web will be presented in class to stimulate discussion, and short case studies or additional readings can be submitted to students to facilitate a more practical view of the discipline. Due to the interactive nature of the course, the mentioned in-class activities and home assignments are important as well to monitor the learning process of students in preparation to the final exam



Detailed Course Content

  1. Introduction to Innovation
  2. Introduction to a Strategic Management Approach to Technological Innovation (from the textbook)
  3. Source of Innovation (from the textbook)
  4. Types and Patterns of Innovation (from the textbook)
  5. Standards Battles and Design Dominance (from the textbook)
  6. Timing of Entry (from the textbook)
  7. Business Models and Business Model Canvas (from the on line readings)
  8. Emerging Trends in Innovation (from on line readings and additional materials provided by the Instructor and the Students)


Textbook Information

  1. Textbook: Melissa Schilling, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, 5th edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2017.
  2. On line Readings: selected by the Instructor and available through Studium, the website, the group on Facebook and Microsoft TEAMS.



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