Economics of Innovation (Uneven Years)



“How to arouse innovation in my enterprise?” Many entrepreneurs ask that question.

Innovation is the result of human behavior that is both valuable and disturbing in enterprises. It has tremendous individual and social consequences.

The objective of this course is NOT to provide management solutions or recipes to entrepreneurs who wonder how to foster innovation. Thus, the course is not a collection of business, organizational or marketing recipes to make you ready-to-use innovators.

This course, proposed for the first time in the academic year 2014-2015, is a scientific exploration of what is at the root of economic change: innovation.

This course is aimed at students who are willing to approach innovation with the tools of the scientist. We will study the determinants, the existence conditions and the consequences of innovation by using the research tools of economics, psychology, neurosciences, sociology and law.

There is no prerequisite for this course except curiosity, a taste for scientific research and basic knowledge in economics.

Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
University of Liege (ULg)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
BE-4000 Liege

Phone: +32 4 366.31.30
Fax: +32 4 366.31.55