Contextualizing Entrepreneurship

Målsättningar och innehåll: The course provides an introductory overview of the knowledge and skills needed for the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities in a variety of circumstances and environments. The focus of the course is on different contexts (geographical, national, mental, gender, digital but also high technology, family businesses etc.), which we explore in order to form an understanding of the prerequisites for entrepreneurship. During the course, we will discuss and ponder the various contexts of entrepreneurship from a theoretical and academic point of view. In addition to deepening knowledge of current research of entrepreneurship, the course is designed to help you understand what it means to be an entrepreneur, to help you decide if and when you want to follow an entrepreneurial path, and to give you some basic tools to pursue such a path successfully.

Kursens hemsida: Moodle

Kursspråk: engelska

Lärandemål: After a completed course, the students will have

  • formed an understanding of different entrepreneurial contexts

  • explored the process of entrepreneurship with particular attention to the pre-startup and early stages of business creation and how context impact the process

  • explored opportunity creation versus opportunity identification and understand how context influence these

Allmänfärdigheter: To be discussed and determined during the course, together with the course instructors.

Undervisningsformer: Lectures, seminars, workshops

Examinationsformer: Written assignments, key learning notes, oral presentations, active participation

Tidpunkt: Våren 2019

Anmälan: via MinPlan

Max. antal deltagare: -

Övrigt: Alternative advanced course for students in international marketing, management or accounting. Students from humanities, engineering and science faculties with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation management are strongly recommended to participate and should have at least a B.Sc. degree from their own field and preferably at least an introductory course in marketing or accounting (or otherwise be prepared to work hard).