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Syllabus ( SSTR 647 )


   Basic information
Course title: National Innovation Systems
Course code: SSTR 647
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Salih Zeki İMAMOĞLU
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The course serves to provide a wide perspective regarding the concept of innovation systems and how to integrate these systems in the analysis of the existing practices in our country.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. internalize innovation and the relevant concepts.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. develop an awareness of the importance of innovation systems for our country and gain insights on how to apply innovation systems in practice within Turkey.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  3. analyze the application of the innovation practices which are neccessary for the development of the country within a planned system through a critical and rational perspective.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Design and conduct research projects independently

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
    3. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Technical Innovation and National Systems
Week 2: Large High-Income Countries: The U.S. National Innovation System
Week 3: The Japanese System of Innovation
Week 4: The National System for Technical Innovation in Germany
Week 5: National Innovation Systems: Britain National System of Innovation
Week 6: National Innovation Systems:The French National System of Innovation
Week 7: The National System of Innovation: Italy
Week 8: Smaller High-Income Countries: Comparing the Danish and Swedish Systems of Innovation
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9: The Canadian System of Industrial Innovation
Week 10: The Australian Innovation System
Week 11: National System of Industrial Innovation: Dynamics of Capability Building in Korea
Week 12: Lower Income Countries: The Innovation System of Israel, National Systems of Innovation Supporting Technical Advance in Industry: The Case of Argentina
Week 13: National Systems Supporting Technical Advance in Industry: The Case of Taiwan and The Brazilian Experience
Week 14: A comparison of Turkey versus other countries
Week 15*: General review
Week 16*: FINAL EXAM
Textbooks and materials: Nelson, Richard R., (Ed.), 1993: National Innovation Systems: A Comparative Analysis, Oxford University Press, New York-USA.
Recommended readings: Edquist, Charles, (Ed.), 2005: Systems of Innovation: Technologies, Institutions and Organizations, Routledge, Oxon.
Lundvall, Bengt-Ake, (Ed.), 2010: National Systems of Innovation: Toward a Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning, Anthem Press, London-UK.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 15 15
Homework: 5,12 15
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 10
Term project: 10 2
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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