Summer School in Modularity and Design for Innovation, Italy

Deadline: 20 April 2013
Open to: Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and newly minted researchers in technology and operations management; strategy; finance; and the economics of organizations and institutions
Venue: Trento, Italy from 1 July to 12 July, 2013

Description

University of Trento with the financial support of John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation organizes the 14th Trento Summer School Intensive course in Modularity and Design for Innovation as part of the CEEL program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics from 1 July – 12 July 2013 in Trento, Italy. This is the 14th of a series of intensive courses to be offered by the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL) with the financial support of John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, an Athens-based Foundation supporting public benefit activities in Greece and abroad and of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

The 2013 Trento Summer School faculty will bring together some of the best-known and most-influential scholars in this field, representing a variety of disciplines  product design, strategy, finance, economics. Lecture topics will include:

  • Modularity vs. integrality: theory and tradeoffs.
  • Design Structure Matrices.
  • Modularity and option value.
  • Formal modeling of learning in design spaces.
  • Multisided-sided markets and the economics of platforms.
  • Open and user innovation; intellectual property.
  • Designing organizations and institutions.

Students participating in this Summer School will gain an up-to-date overview of the relevant theory, exposure to case studies from a variety of industries and contexts, and an opportunity to present their own work and receive comments from School faculty.

Eligbility

The ideal candidates for the School are Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and newly minted researchers in technology and operations management; strategy; finance; and the economics of organizations and institutions.

Costs

The sessions will be held at Hotel Villa Madruzzo, Trento, Italy. All participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the event. Food and accommodation will be covered by the School (except for meals during the weekend) and participants will have to cover travel expenses.
Please direct logistical questions to the Summer School secretary ([email protected]).

Application

People interested in participating in the Summer School are encouraged to fill in the application form on line application form on line and submit a curriculum vitae, a two-pages essay describing their interest in Modularity and Design for Innovation, a course transcript from their PhD program, including advanced examinations passed, two letters of recommendation, and statements about their current or projected research, along with relevant research papers, if any.

Applications are due by Saturday, 20 April 2013. Admissions decisions will be announced by 10 May 2013. All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.

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