Course content:

Entrepreneurship is a complex phenomenon and several research traditions have emphasized different aspects of the phenomenon.

Students will be acquainted with three different approaches, where entrepreneurship is understood as either (1) the creation of something new, as (2) identification of new opportunities or as (3) creating new enterprises. The course put focus on both the individual, the organizational and the contextual factors that all have an impact on the process of entrepreneurship.

Learning outcomes:

After completing the course, students have the following qualifications:


  • Students have in-depth knowledge of various scientific traditions in entrepreneurship research.


  • Students are able to analyzing the theories and working independently with theoretical issues expected at the Masters Level.


  • Students are able to communicate about academic issues, analyzing the theories and the interpretations in the field of entrepreneurship, and work independently on practical and scientific issues.

Teaching methods

The pedagogical design will vary between lectures, exercises and seminars. Active participation of the students is expected. 

Coursework requirements

There will be three written work requirements, including oral presentation(s).

Final examination

Three days home exam, either individually or in pairs.

Sist oppdatert: Emrys Gerritse 08.04.2016

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