This course is designed to gain advanced knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship (the study of entrepreneurial behavior within established organizations). The course assumes a solid understanding of basic concepts in entrepreneurship and innovation, and intends to advance this understanding by discussing the need for corporate entrepreneurship, the various forms in which it exists, its potential challenges, and solutions in terms of implementation. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to
- Explain in their own words core concepts from contemporary research in the area of corporate entrepreneurship.
- Formulate an opinion based on critically discussing contemporary research in scientific and practitioner-oriented journals, and identify theoretical and empirical gaps in the field of corporate entrepreneurship.
- Evaluate constraints to corporate entrepreneurship (e.g. culture, structure, size…) in corporate ventures based on articles, quotes, videos, and cases, and explain in their own words and while using class concepts/theories why corporate ventures are unsuccessful or fail.
- Based on a real-life problem that a corporate venture faces, come up with an action plan that addresses the constraints to corporate entrepreneurship that the venture is facing and proposes a course of action on how to address the problem that the corporate venture faces.
The course consists of lectures and tutorials. In the lectures, theories and concepts related to corporate entrepreneurship will be discussed. In the tutorials, we will discuss the academic literature on corporate entrepreneurship in more detail, develop skills, and track/guide the progress on the final group project. |
Type of instructions
Lectures and tutorials
Type of exams
Individual tutorial grade (20%), group project (30%), final exam (50%). Students need a minimum score of 5 on each assessment to pass the course.
- A list of articles from academic journals
Only students that are registered as MSc Strategic Management or MSc Accounting students are admitted to this course.