Industrial and Innovation Policy (984N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module responds to an explicit and increasing demand from students to be trained on aims, rationale and tools of industrial and innovation policy. Industrial development and competitiveness are greatly affected by policy actions implemented at various levels, from the local to the international one.

The module content covers the different theoretical grounding and rationale of industrial policy; the design, implementation, and assessment of industrial and innovation policy interventions, in the context of social, economic and environmental pressures.

You will learn the rationale, aims, direction and limitations of government interventions; how to create incentives of innovation in relevant firms, sectors and regions; how to tackle sectoral and spatial polarisation of productivity, employment and skills; what are the innovation and industrial policy actions available in context of global trade; how to tackle the fundamental trade-off between growth, competitiveness and environmental sustainability. The seminar topics will specifically tackle and critically discuss rationale and aims of policy interventions in emerging and developing countries.

Teaching

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

25%: Coursework (Group presentation)
75%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: