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Course module: 194108030
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Course infoSchedule
Course module194108030
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. R. Harms
dr. R. Harms
Contactperson for the course
dr. R. Harms
Academic year2014
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Upon completion of this course, the student:will have state of the art knowledge of the field of entrepreneurship research
•        will have a deep theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship research in general and the entrepreneurial process in particular
•        is able to critically reflect theoretical contributions to the field.
•        is able to apply / reflect theoretical contributions in the real business world.
Aim The objective of the course is to learn about state of the art theories in the field of entrepreneurship research. 

Course description In this course the student learns about state of the art theories in the field of entrepreneurship research. The first topic will be on the state of Entrepreneurship as a field of research, its theoretical origins and its current developments. The blocks two to four will revolve around the entrepreneurial process of opportunity recognition, development, and exploitation. These topics will be discussed from a content perspective with an emphasis on high-quality literature. In this course emphasis will be placed on the ability of the student to deliver structured and well-formulated arguments, as well as on an informed reflection with practice.

Key words Entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, opportunity development, opportunity exploitation

Assessment Presentations: 40% (group) Practice reflections: 20% (group) Written assignment: 40% (individual) All assignments will have to be passed in order to pass this class 

Contribution to the programme learning goals
·         provides a broad and in-depth education on issues of the field of IntEnt that has high academic standards and exposure to real-life business practice
·         state of the art knowledge IntEnt in particular and a theoretical foundation in other disciplines when warranted
·         prepares for Research Master or PhD by uncovering the intellectual foundation of current topics

Knowledge integration with other courses Business Development in a Network perspective Global Strategy &Marketing 

Recommended prior knowledge Basic knowledge on entrepreneurship is desired
Assumed previous knowledge
Basic knowledge on entrepreneurship is desired
Required materials
Course material
Selected journal articles. Details for the literature will be provided on BlackBoard shortly before the beginning of the course.
Recommended materials
Course material
Davidsson, Per (2005). Researching Entrepreneurship. Spinger, New York,
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study


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