Courses Master Display 2014-2015

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Course title Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Course code EBC4041
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 27-10-2014 19-12-2014 X/E X/E
Level Advanced
Coordinator Boris Blumberg
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Language of instruction English
To understand entrepreneurial and innovation processes. 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 mnagement is taken account off by applying the general konwledge on innovation and entrepreneurship to examples from the logistic and supply chain domain.
Textbook: Drucker, Peter F. (1985), Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Taylor & Francis (2007)
A broad collection of academic articles
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Some prior knowledge on strategic and innovation management could be useful in order to have a better understanding of this course. Exchange students need to have obtained a bachelor degree with a major in Business or in Economics. Exchange students need to major in strategy in their Master.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / 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 Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research Track OR IB Electives
Master Human Decision Science Electives
Master International Business Track Accountancy Electives
Master International Business Track Controlling Electives
Master International Business Track Entrepreneurship Electives
Master International Business Track Finance Electives
Master International Business Track Organisation Electives
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Electives
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Strategy
Master International Business Track Sustainable Finance Electives
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