Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode EBM621A05
Vaknaam Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Define the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and explain their interrelationships.
2. List a number of criteria to determine the success of innovation and entrepreneurial activities and to determine which ones are most relevant in a specific context.
3. Describe the different stages in innovation management processes and entrepreneurial processes and how different factors during these stages may influence the success of innovations and entrepreneurial activities.
4. Develop a theoretical framework distinguishing factors that influence the success of an innovation/entrepreneurial activity.
5. Assess the validity of the theoretical framework in a real business setting by analyzing secondary data on a specific case (i.e. a specific innovation/entrepreneurial activity).
6. Logically, clearly, carefully express his/her own activities, opinions and research findings to the lecturer and fellow students.
Omschrijving The general objective of this course is to provide students with a full understanding of the process of successfully engaging in innovation/entrepreneurial activities.

Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Define the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and explain their interrelationships.
2. List a number of criteria to determine the success of innovation and entrepreneurial activities and to determine which ones are most relevant in a specific context.
3. Describe the different stages in innovation management processes and entrepreneurial processes and how different factors during these stages may influence the success of innovations and entrepreneurial activities.
4. Develop a theoretical framework distinguishing factors that influence the success of an innovation/entrepreneurial activity.
5. Assess the validity of the theoretical framework in a real business setting by analyzing secondary data on a specific case (i.e. a specific innovation/entrepreneurial activity).
6. Logically, clearly, carefully express his/her own activities, opinions and research findings to the lecturer and fellow students.

The course consists of two parts that run parallel. The first is the theoretical part in which existing theories on innovation and entrepreneurship are discussed. In the second part, the students will apply these theories to concrete organizational settings by studying particular practical cases. Guest lectures provide the students with first hand insights on how processes of innovation and entrepreneurship take place in practice.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -groepsbegeleiding ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(Lectures and tutorials)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
(Group paper and individual exam with open-ended questions and multiple choice questions)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. J.D.R. Oehmichen
Docent(en) prof. dr. J.D.R. Oehmichen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Virtual Reader, a series of academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden Students should meet the general requirements for admittance to MSc BA.
Opmerkingen Secretary: Tineke Beuker, room 5411-0434, phone +31(0)50 363 7147, email t.j.beuker@rug.nl
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