ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION
Credit points: 15
Innovation is one of the fundamental sources of economic growth and development. It offers new opportunities, but its central role in a rapidly changing socio-economic environment also presents challenges to government agencies, organisations, firms and individuals alike. Digital technologies, organisational and social innovations continuously transform the modes of production, consumption and social interactions, defying our understanding of how economic systems work. In this subject you will examine the determinants and effects of innovation using various analytical and empirical economic frameworks. You will explore key elements in innovation such as research and development, property rights, market competition, technological and organisational change, innovative systems, as well as the impact of automation and digitalisation on the economy with special emphasis on the labour market. The main objective is to prepare you to be an active participant in the economic process of digital transformation, be aware of its challenges and make the most of the opportunities it presents.
SchoolLa Trobe Business School
Subject Co-ordinatorEmmanuelle Walkowiak
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesStudents will apply the skills and knowledge developed with their preparation for face-to-face classes, using the resources provided on LMS and assessed with the in-class exercises and final project.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmmanuelle Walkowiak
Evidence Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
In-Class Exercises (equivalent to 1200 words) Formative assessment carried out in class.
|Other||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Group Presentation and written report (equivalent to 1000 words per student) Students work in groups of 3-4 to prepare and deliver a presentation and written report.
|Other||Group||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Final Report (2000 words equiv) Students carry out in-depth study of a topic within scope of subject. Assessment criteria encompasses problem identification, application of economic concepts, issues for strategy and/or policy formulation and implementation, critical analysis and conclusion.
|Report||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|