- Innovation and Entrepreneurship (c)
- Health Sector Management (r)
Alberto Galasso is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization. He is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He serves as co-editor for the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, as associate editor for the Journal of Industrial Economics and as member of the editorial board for the Strategic Management Journal. His research agenda focuses on the determinants of innovative activity, the management of innovation and the functioning of markets for technology.
This course is suitable for students pursuing management careers in technology-focused organizations, students interested in creating (or investing in) technology startups, and those interested in innovation policy.
12 regular in-person lectures
Course Mission and Scope
In this course students will learn how innovation and management of technology can be leveraged to generate and sustain competitive advantage.
We will examine how firms’ innovation incentives are shaped by the external environment and by the internal organization of the firm. We will provide an introduction to intellectual property, discuss the design of an intellectual property strategy, and the use of patent analytics.
Throughout the course, we will consider recent technological and policy issues including artificial intelligence, innovation inducement prizes, and government R&D subsidies.
Evaluation and Grade Distribution
|Patent Analytics Report||TBD||50%|
|Case Report – Team Presentation||TBD||30%|
Links and references to readings and cases will be provided in the course outline.