Innovation and Knowledge Management
Cod: 62023
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Management
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 40

This curricular unit deals with the innovation and knowledge management processes in modern organizations.
Concretely, the objective is to give the basic capabilities to the students, so that they can understand the functioning of innovation and knowledge management and dealing with organizational change that result from these processes.
The knowledge and capabilities comprise the fundamentals of the economics of innovation and knowledge management, the complexity of organizational processes of change, the management of research activities, the management of knowledge and intellectual capital, the organization of R&D processes, and the interaction with the economy and the regional, national and international systems of innovation.

Knowledge Economy and the economics of innovation
Innovation management
Knowledge Management
Knowledge organizations and managers

First, the curricular unit gives the necessary tools to the students, so that they can recognize and explain the innovation and knowledge management function of the organizations.
Second, it allows students to understand behaviors related to the functioning of innovation and knowledge management in organizations.
At the final stage the student will be able to understand the economics of innovation and the critical elements of the knowledge economy. It will allow the formulation of organizational policies in these matters that are adapted to the organizational structure of specific organizations. It is also aimed at developing critical analysis, writing research or technical report on the themes of innovation and knowledge management.

1. Introduction to the economics of innovation and the knowledge economy
2.Innovation management, R&D activities and change management.
3. Advanced topics of knowledge management.
4. Advanced topics of innovation management.
5. Organizational change and innovation system.

1. Dodgson, M. and D. Gann (2010). Innovation: a very short introduction, Oxford University Press.
2. José Martins, 2010, Gestão do conhecimento, Lisboa, Edições Silabo

Supplementary references
For each learning activity classical and recente research papers will be provided.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.