I am the Director of the Master program in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development at the School of Economics and Management, Lund University (Sweden). This one year or two year interdisciplinary program offers the possibility of a Double Degree with Aalborg University (MIKE-D program).
Below is a brief description of my current teaching portfolio (complete courses). Online teaching material can be found here (Innovation for Sustainable Development) and here(Qualitative Research Design).
Innovation for sustainable development: This is a highly multidisciplinary course based on economics of innovation, sustainability studies, economic geography and development studies. Theoretical insights are complemented with practical cases of innovations for sustainable development in a variety of sectors around the world. Among the cases that are covered during the course are innovations related to food production and consumption, protection of ecosystems and sustainable tourism, water and waste management, housing, energy or transport. The course syllabus can be found here. The videos of the first four sessions of the course can be accessed for free here.
Internship, Fieldwork and Innovative practices in Developing countries: These three related courses are an opportunity for students who are interested in conducting fieldwork in developing countries, which requires more time for preparation and execution or an internship. Prior to the fieldwork / internship / innovative practice, the students are required to take a one-week full-time course in qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. This course provides an introduction to qualitative research methodology and a deeper analysis of a selection of qualitative methodologies of enquiry. The videos of the lecture sessions can be found here.Through practical exercises, students will also learn to work with different instruments for data collection such as interviews, focus groups or observation as well as learn to use dedicated software for qualitative data analysis.
Economics of Innovation: This course covers several areas of innovation economics, such as their characteristics, their driving forces of innovation and how innovation affects economic growth. Among other themes, the course discusses how competitive structures and imperfect competition may induce innovation in different industries. Drawing on the systems of innovation literature, this theme addresses how the institutional framework affects innovation. Some of these aspects are related to national innovation systems (NIS) and national innovation policies. Innovation processes and interdependencies within a more local or regional context are further analysed focusing on regional innovation systems (RIS). The course syllabus can be found here
Globalization and Innovation: This postgraduate course provides a basic understanding of how different innovation strategies are formed for firms to compete globally. It will concentrate primarily on outlining the changing patterns of global organisation of innovation, global resourcing for innovation, and global creation and dissemination of knowledge. It will introduce theories and tools for students to acquire understanding of globalisation of innovation and to develop firm’s global innovation strategy.
Transformations towards sustainability: Responsible consumption and production. This course is part of the Agenda 2030 research school. It is offered to both PhD and Master level. The course, revolves around the system transformations needed to achieve SDG12 on sustainable consumption and production in a globalized world. The students are provided with perspectives from a variety of disciplines like economics and business administration, innovation studies, development studies, etc. to understand the opportunities and challenges of transforming current systems of production and consumption. The course covers different levels of analysis from individuals and organizations; industries and whole economics and global systems. Illustrations come from a variety of areas like food production and consumption, energy or mobility, from both the Global North and the Global South. The course is strongly based on readings and discussions.
Research Design: The course presents students with examples of how researchers engage in influential academic debates. The students are trained in identifying research aims, testable hypotheses, and research questions that are relevant in relation to existing research. They are also trained in understanding the role and use of theory in conceptualizing and problematizing fundamentals when designing and conducting research. The course presents a variety of potential sources and data collection techniques as well as carefully deal with the importance of source criticism and the relation to the research questions. The course syllabus can be found here
Tools and indicators for the Management of Science, Technology and Innovation. In this advanced course (postgraduate) the students are introduced to a variety of tools for the management of innovation, mainly in companies. Among others, the students learn to work with creativity tools, knowledge management, project and portfolio management and scenario planning. Lectures are complemented with practical exercises in class.
Strategic Management of Innovation. This advanced course introduces students in the micro aspects of innovation management. It particularly deals with internal and external factors affecting the decision of firms to innovate. The lectures are complemented with real cases and role games in which the students need to discuss the different managerial alternatives to a given situation.
The Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation. Postgraduate level. Module in the Master course in Science and technology Management, Hanoi (Vietnam), particularly covering innovation systems.
In addition to these full courses, I have been providing specific lectures in postgraduate courses. I have been active in teaching at all university levels (undergraduate and postgraduate – Master and PhD) and covering a wide variety of topics from general Economics to specific courses in innovation and in research methodology. For example, I have been teaching Macroeconomic policy, Macroeconomic instruments, Structural economics and International organizations.
I have also taught at several universities (Sweden, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Vietnam) and to a great variety of students and groups (academics, policy makers and practitioners). I have taught in English, Spanish and Portuguese.