Description: The aim of the course is to refine the level of knowledge of the participating Ph.D. students on the economic and political structures and mechanisms affecting technology development in the information and communication technology (ICT) area. It also considers the impact of implementation and application of ICTs on the economy and broader social developments. It is a course in the political economy of technology development with a disciplinary point of departure in economics and social science. This theme is explored at a company (micro), sectoral (meso) and/or societal (macro) level. This will depend on the specific topics chosen in the course.

The course targets Ph.D. students with a technology background combined with an economics and/or social science approach and students with an economics and /or social science background focusing on technology development.

The specific topic for 2015 course will be ‘Media Convergence’.

Organizer: Anders Henten; & Reza Tadayoni;

Lecturers: William H. Melody, Professor, CMI, Aalborg University, Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, CMI, Anders Henten, Professor, CMI and Reza Tadayoni, Associate Professor, CMI


Time: 7-11 September, 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Copenhagen

Zip code: 2450

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 18

Deadline: 15 August, 2015