Economics of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3.00 credit hours

This course is designed to help students identify, evaluate, and obtain control over technological opportunities so they may successfully understand the challenges of starting new companies. The course focuses on four themes: 1) the source, discovery and evaluation of technological opportunities; 2) the process of organizing a new firm to produce new technology that satisfies the needs of customers; 3) the acquisition of financial and human resources necessary to exploit technological opportunities; and 4) the development of mechanism to appreciate the returns from exploitation of technological opportunities.

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Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7235 USA

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