Small Business Economics & Policy

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBM058A05
Vaknaam Small Business Economics & Policy
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Small Business Economics & Policy
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Explain the underlying economic theories of entrepreneurship and small business;
2. Define and explain the role of SMEs and new ventures in modern entrepreneurial economies (from an economic perspective);
3. Develop an analytical perspective towards the viability and social impact of entrepreneurial ventures;
4. Develop a critical opinion towards public policies for SMEs and entrepreneurship;
5. Explore available datasets, derive testable hypotheses, analyze and synthesize empirical results.
Omschrijving Increased globalization driven by technological changes, i.e. the advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning revolution, has led Western and emerging countries to shift their competitive advantage from large-scale mass production to knowledge-based economic activities. This creates opportunities for small and young firms. Today, SMEs are a key player of the whole economic system. For example, SMEs (up to 250 employees) represent 99% of the private enterprises and account for about 55% of the Gross National Product (GNP) in the Netherlands. SMEs greatly influence the static and dynamic efficiency of the economic systems and contribute to job creation, enhanced competition, social welfare and innovation outcomes. The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the role of SMEs and new ventures in modern entrepreneurial economies and to develop an analytical perspective from which the viability and social impact of entrepreneurial ventures may be evaluated objectively. An analytical and critical perspective towards public policies and their consequences for SMEs and entrepreneurship will be developed. This course concerns economic explanations of the role and behavior of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial ventures and SMEs. It focuses on the importance of SMEs and entrepreneurship at the macro level (importance for society) instead of practical managerial issues of small businesses which are addressed in the course Small Business Management.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, practica, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator S. Murtinu
Docent(en) S. Murtinu ,dr. F. Noseleit
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Pearson, 2010 Storey, F.J., D.J. Greene 9780273693475 ca. €  77,00
Recently published academic articles
Some classical entrepreneurship articles from an economic perspective
Entreevoorwaarden Students have to meet the general bachelor requirement to enroll for this course. This course is not open for students from other MSc programmes.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (basisprogramma SB&E) 1 semester II a verplicht