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Master in Economics and Innovation Management
The Master in Economics and Innovation Management (MEGIN) started in the 2009-2010 academic year in its current format pursuant to Royal Decree 1393/2007. The Research Groups participating in this Master are PRIME-UAM from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, GRINEI from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and INNOPRO from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The Program is coordinated by the three participant universities on a rotating basis.
The aim of MEGIN is to contribute to the development of research and of empirical applications in businesses and public institutions on issues concerning technological innovation from an economic and business perspective.
Technological innovation occupies a prominent position among the factors connected with economic growth and competitiveness. It is so confirmed by the weight given to it by governments and international institutions as a strategic variable in economic development. In this regard, the European Commission has repeatedly stated the need to support and promote innovation as a determinant element of economic growth and job creation, which requires a multidisciplinary study approach. One of the more recent documents of the European Commission (EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2006, RICARDIS) on innovation policies states that innovation goes beyond technological innovation. For instance, it is also organizational innovation, management of human resources, and management of the various types of capacities within the company. Likewise, the new edition of the Oslo Manual (OCDE, 2005) adds to the concept of technological innovation the concepts of organizational innovation and innovation in marketing.