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TEK315 - Strategic management and economics of intellectual property
Strategic management and economics of intellectual property
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMEI
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 26115
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D
Minimum participants: 10

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   09 Oct 2020 am J

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MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Marcus Holgersson


Eligibility

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

Basic undergraduate training in engineering and/or management is required. Knowledge in mathematical analysis in one variable is also required.

Aim

The general purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with general problems and principles behind intellectual property (IP) governance in general and IP management in particular and to train the student in applying strategic and economic thinking to managerial problems related to new technologies, R&D, IP, innovation, competitiveness and economic performance.

The course is interdisciplinary in character, with the additional purpose to melt together knowledge and perspectives in Management, Economics, Law and Technology (hence MELT).

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

After the course the students should be able to:
1. Identify and analyze (qualitatively and quantitatively) IP issues and formulate international IP strategies in the context of new technologies and innovations at company and business level.
2. Identify and analyze IP policy issues in the context of technology and innovation policies at international macro level.
3. Describe and use key models, methods and tools, qualitative as well as quantitative, for strategic managerial and economic IP analysis, and interpret results therefrom.
4. Apply and combine different disciplinary perspectives from management, economics, law and technology (MELT) in the analysis and decision-making related to strategic technology-related business problems.
5. Negotiate simple IP-related deals.
6. Use basic international IP law, and relate it to technology and IP based affairs.
7. Use and criticize professional material related to strategic management and economics of IP with its key concepts and distinctions.
8. Use professional language related to management and economics of IP.

Content

This is a course in a new branch of industrial management and economics of rapidly increasing importance worldwide in old as well as new industries. The course arises out of a need to provide primarily graduate students in engineering and management with concepts and tools for analyzing various intellectual property (IP) aspects in a wider context of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Organisation

The course comprises a series of lectures and exercises, as well as guest lectures. The lectures will typically include interactive sessions during which students are trained in learning through and about interaction, argumentation and communication. In addition to lectures, calculation exercises, group exercises and games are used to train the students' ability to apply the theories and models presented in the lectures.

The language of the course is English.

Literature

See course outline for latest information on literature.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination of the course consists of a written end-term exam. Any other compulsory activities, such as case work, must also be passed.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.