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Title: Teaching innovation – a comparison between courses in Europe and in the USA
Author: Oliveira, Manuel Au-Yong
Keywords: Teaching, innovation, Europe, USA
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2008
Publisher: Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto
Abstract: What role does the formal teaching of innovation management play? Courses in Europe and the USA are reviewed, especially two courses, MIETE, taught at the University of Porto, in Portugal, and the Stanford University and Michigan University model from the USA. As these flagship courses have resulted in real innovations being introduced into the market formal teaching may well play a decisive role in the larger scenario of real innovation management. A literature review was performed and these two aforementioned cases studied in depth – MIETE via repeated contact with its Director and through the analysis of other publicly available information; while the Stanford University and Michigan University model was analysed by way of a comprehensive publication. A model for innovation and entrepreneurship is put forward whereby personal characteristics, the environment, and career experience and formal teaching will all play a part in the output of innovation and entrepreneurship in society.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978-989-20-1009-0
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