Entrepreneurship B&M/TM

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBB106A05
Vaknaam Entrepreneurship B&M/TM
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Entrepreneurship B&M/TM
Leerdoelen This course and aims to provide students with various educational backgrounds with basic knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship. This course is suited for students who expect to deal with entrepreneurship in their future careers. This could for example be as an entrepreneur/small business owner, an entrepreneurial employee in a large (profit or non-profit) business, a consultant, an investor, a policy maker or a researcher. This course is NOT a step-by-step guide for starting your own business.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Define entrepreneurship using various theoretical perspectives and to distinguish different forms and phases of entrepreneurship.
2. Explain the value of entrepreneurship in the macro-economic environment and explain the reasons for the increasing importance of entrepreneurship in modern economies.
3. Explain and assess the personality approach in studying the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial processes. Explain the behavioral approach and explain how people form the intention to start up a business.
4. Explain underlying theories and models regarding the 'start-up phase' of entrepreneurship.
5. Explain underlying theories and models regarding the 'development and maintenance phase'of entrepreneurship.
6. Describe the role of institutions in promoting entrepreneurship and explain the relationship between institutions and entrepreneurship.
7. Reflect on the value and validity of scientific literature in the field of entrepreneurship by comparing it to real business contexts.
Omschrijving The attention paid to entrepreneurship in economics and business has steadily increased during the last decades. Policy makers and practioners are seeking to promote the supply of entrepreneurs in order to encourage economic benefits (e.g. employment, wealth creation and competition) as well as social benefits (e.g. social cohesion and empowerment).
Entrepreneurship is a multi-dimensional concept that takes a variety of forms and appears in both large and small businesses, in both new and established firms, in both the formal and informal economy, in technological and non-technological industries and in many world regions. It is important to understand the characteristics of entrepreneurship in different settings in order to derive meaningful implications for different stakeholders.
This course offers basic knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship. We discuss entrepreneurship from different perspectives (e.g. psychological, economic and process perspectives) and in different forms (e.g. new ventures and established businesses and small and large firms), and we discuss the value and importance of entrepreneurship in the modern economy. We also discuss theories and models that help in explaining antecedents and consequences of behaviors regarding the creation and the management of entrepreneurial businesses. After students have obtained an understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial processes occurring at the micro-level, we go back to the macro level and discuss how and under what circumstances institutions can promote entrepreneurship. Finally, in addition to the theoretical knowledge on entrepreneurship, throughout the course we aim to provide students with the opportunity to reflect on this knowledge by providing them with practical examples, by inviting guest lecturers from the field and by providing a group assignment in which students have to link the theory to practice.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. E.P.M. Croonen
Docent(en) dr. E.P.M. Croonen , N.E.F. van der Kuijl, MSc. ,Dr. M. Wyrwich
Verplichte literatuur
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Articles that can be downloaded via the University's Library Various
Entreevoorwaarden This course can not be taken in combination with the course Introduction to Entrepreneurship (EBB124A05) of the university minor Entrepreneurship and faculty minor Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Opmerkingen For more information contact the coordinator: e.p.m.croonen@rug.nl, or the secretary: +31(0)50 3637147
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor B&M/TM) 3 semester I a keuze
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor Internship Business Research) 3 semester I a keuzegroep
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Strategic Innovation Management/SIM (30 EC)) 1 semester I a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E (30 EC)) 1 semester I a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E (45 EC)) 1 semester I a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Strategic Innovation Management/SIM (45 EC)) 1 semester I a verplicht