ECON 6450 3.00
|Title||INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION|
|Department||ECONOMICS - ROOM SSB N205B, (416) 736-5068 fax (416) 736-5762|
This course examines key economic and managerial issues related to the international movement of technology and the competition for technical and managerial know-how. It focuses on the impact of domestic and foreign research and development on the economic performance of firms and nations. Sources of innovation, rates and directions of technology diffusion and factors affecting the commercialization and profitability of innovations are discussed. The course examines the economics of alternative technology transfer arrangements, with particular emphasis on the role of intellectural property rights, multinational corporations and government science and technology policy.
Prerequisite: SB/ECON 5100 3.00