ME1032 Economics of Industrial and Technical Transformation 6.0 credits
Industriell dynamik, grundkurs
This course offers the basic tools - primarily economic - for analyzing industrial and technical change on all systems levels and is a starting point for further studies in Industrial Dynamics.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)B
Subject areaIndustrial Management
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (6.0 credits)
Start date2013 week: 36
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures36 (preliminary)
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *Min. 5
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsiblePär Blomkvist <email@example.com>
TeacherPär Blomkvist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Elective for all programmes.
The aim of the course is to:
- provide basic knowledge on the economics of industrial and technical change/transformation
- provide instruments to analyze innovation processes inside and outside firms and the interplay between the firm and its context
-provide the knowledge foundation for advanced studies of, and action in, environments characterized by rapid industrial and technical change
Course main content
The starting point for this course is economic analysis of direct relevance for understanding industrial and technical change. In addition to a short introduction to the microeconomic foundations of economic theory the course introduces basic concepts within the knowledge area (discipline) of industrial dynamics like innovations, innovation systems, development blocs, industrial clusters, entrepreneurship, technical change/transformation/diffusion, path dependence, etc. The main foundation for the course is innovation economics with strong connection to evolutionary and institutional economic theory which is also introduced during the course. In addition the course contains moments with connection to disciplines like history of technology, economic history and economic geography. During the course processes of industrial and technical change/transformation are studied on different systems levels e.g. firm level as well as on industry or technology level.
The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. One seminar may be in the form of a study visit.
Basic skills (First-level courses) in industrial economics/management, e.g. course ME1300/4D1123 or equivalent.
Exemption for those students in program CMATD, who have read the course MH1021 in autumn 2009 och 2010.
Basic course in Industrial managment, or similar.
Basic text on microeconomics (may be a compendium)
Compendium on Industrial Dynamics with selected papers
- SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Active participation in seminars and approved delivery of seminar/working papers. Approved written final examination (may be in the form of an home examination).
ITM/Industrial Economics and Management
Pär Blomkvist, email@example.com, +46 8 790 72 35
One or several of the courses on the Industrial dynamics Track.
ME2034 Mgmt of New Technology and Ind. Creativity
ME2033 Industrial Dynamics and Technical Change
ME2036 Industrial Dynamics - Adv course
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Spring 10.