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Strategic Entrepreneurship

2022/2023
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 3 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course explores key theories, frameworks, and research relevant to strategic entrepreneurship (SE). It is fundamentally concerned with scholarly understanding of entrepreneurial actions using a strategic perspective. Even as SE is currently one of the liveliest areas of scholarly inquiry, it is also an evolving and fluid one. As such, this course was designed to be broad, but not all inclusive, and deep but not anchored to a select worldview. The organizing goal is to survey relevant theoretical perspectives, rather than a set of topics or issues (e.g., opportunity recognition, entrepreneurial orientation, corporate entrepreneurship, etc.). At the same time, these perspectives will be judged by how parsimoniously and successfully they explain SE issues within tolerable limits.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To familiarize you with relevant theory, research, and methods on SE for the development of your own research and dissertation proposals, which could be the basis for publications in premier journals in the field.
  • To help you build the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, assess, and critique published works on SE, as a basis for identifying contributions and limitations in extant research as well as for reviewing papers submitted to conferences and journals.
  • To provide you with opportunities to engage in informed conversations, in oral and written form, about major theories/frameworks, issues, and contributions on SE.
  • To provide you with an opportunity to write a research paper that could be submitted to a high quality journal in the field or serve as the foundation for a study or dissertation.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to develop a mental model of the strategic entrepreneurship studies into management field
  • Be able to show a deep, nuanced understanding of the key concepts and theories of SE studies
  • Be able to critically analyze and reviews academic studies of SE
  • Be able to develop new ideas and approaches advancing SE studies
  • Be able to communicate new scholarly ideas verbally and in written form
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Foundations of Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Agency
  • Behavioral /Upper-echelons
  • Resource- and Knowledge-based Perspectives
  • Learning Perspectives
  • Network/Social Capital Perspectives
  • Ecological and Institutional Perspective
  • Evolutionary Perspective
  • International Perspectives
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class participation
  • non-blocking Critical summaries of the assigned articles
  • non-blocking Research paper proposal
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.2 * Class participation + 0.5 * Research paper proposal + 0.3 * Critical summaries of the assigned articles
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Handbook of entrepreneurship research : interdisciplinary perspectives, , 2005
  • Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, S. Michael Camp, & Donald L. Sexton. (2001). Strategic entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial strategies for wealth creation. Strategic Management Journal, 6‐7, 479. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.196

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • A history of entrepreneurship, Hebert, R. F., 2009