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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Course syllabus for

Academic year
TEK300 - Advanced ICM theory
Avancerad immaterialrättsteori
Course syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Main field of study: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: English
Application code: 07122
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: D
Only students with the course round in the programme overview
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Laboratory 7,5 c Grading: TH   4,0 c 3,5 c    

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General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Only students who are admitted to the Entrepreneurship and Business Design program, the ICM-track, are qualified to take the course, due to the strong integration with the lab-based pedagogy of the program. The student must also have passed the courses CIP017, CIP058, CIP011, CIP061 and TEK211 from the first year of the Entrepreneurship and Business Design program in order to be qualified to take the course.


The purpose of the course is to provide students with an advanced theoretical foundation regarding the transformation from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy, in particular, the role of knowledge assets and processes in the development of innovations, the organizational structure and strategies of firms, the construction of markets, and the determination of economic policy to support the growth of wealth and welfare. The theoretical frameworks will be discussed from an inter-disciplinary perspective including the areas of technology, economics, management, law, sociology, and philosophy.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Define characteristics that differentiate an industrial from a post-industrial economic paradigm from the perspectives of technology development, business creation and societal development.
- Demonstrate theoretical understanding of the social construction of (1) assets, property, and capital and (2) innovations, markets, and firms and the relevance for innovation and entrepreneurship in the knowledge economy
- Demonstrate theoretical understanding of business/legal research methods

- Apply advanced theoretical frameworks in relation to knowledge based business and economic development.
- Evaluate scientific theory and methodology to design and plan inter-disciplinary social science research


The course is built around theoretical seminars and research assignments, where the students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of theoretical frameworks and methodologies related to the subject of knowledge-based business management and economic development in general as well as their own field of specialization.


The course will consist of a seminar series, a group research project, and an individual assignment.


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Examination including compulsory elements

The students are graded on their performances in applying their theoretical knowledge, in the form of written hand-ins and oral presentations. The course will be examined by means of individual as well as group assignments. Mandatory attendance is required at the seminars.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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