Courses Master Display 2014-2015

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Course title Entrepreneurship and Innovation*
Course code EBC4111
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 27-10-2014 19-12-2014
Level Advanced
Coordinator Boris Blumberg
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Language of instruction English
To understand entrepreneurial and innovation processes in the specific context of logistics and supply chain management. This includes making students familiar with the academic literature on innovation and entrepreneurship, illustrating the link between innovation and entrepreneurship and understanding how theoretical considerations help to structure and explain examples from business practice.
In this course we study entrepreneurial and innovation processes mainly from a Schumpeterian perspective. In this perspective the recognition and development of opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial activities is central. Different types of opportunities and what determines the opportunity development process are covered in the first tutorial meetings. In the second part we will look at the role of creativity and the last meetings cover issues on how one can manage innovation and entrepreneurship. The tutorial meetings emphasize the academic literature and link it to many case examples. The tutorial meetings are accompanied by a student consulting project. In this project students form teams to develop ideas how an invention could be transformed into an innovation including an evaluation of these ideas. Two lectures round out the picture we develop on entrepreneurship and innovation. The specific context of logistics and supply chain management is taken account off by applying the general knowledge on innovation and entrepreneurship to examples from the logistic and supply chain domain.
Textbook: Drucker, Peter, F., (1985), Innovation and Entrepreneurship, New York: Harper Collins
A broad collection of academic articles
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Global Supply Chain Management&Change Compulsory Courses