[ 986CAINCI3K21 ] KS CI3: Entrepreneurship and business modeling

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Matthias Fink 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS BC2: Induction: Team development UND KS BC1: Foundations of management UND KS BC3: Foundations of management science
Original study plan Master's programme Leading Innovative Organizations 2022W
Objectives In this course we take an action perspective to make students understand that entrepreneurship only materializes through behavior. It happens in a certain place and at a certain time. The socially situated nature of entrepreneurship calls for a contextualized understanding of entrepreneurial intentions and actions. Students will get aware of the contingencies in the entrepreneurial process. The focus will be on the regional dimension of the embeddedness of entrepreneurship.
Subject Entrepreneurship fosters innovation and growth because of the action entrepreneurs take and the action they make others take. Neither social nor entrepreneurial mission of these entrepreneurs impact on the place unless they result in activity. Neither entrepreneurship policies nor strategic spatial planning make a change in a place unless they are translated into action. What makes a change in a place is what is done in the place. This action focus on entrepreneurship helps to overcome several confusions in research and the public discourse regarding the definition of what it is, the role and identity of the individual and its embeddedness, the role of the organization and its legal form as well as the divide between the American and the European schools of thought. While we heavily build on the rich literature that has emerged from these discourses, our focus is not so much on the foundation of entrepreneurship. Rather, we push the thinking forward by focussing on what those who pursue entrepreneurial activity actually do and how this action impacts the place e.g. in terms of innovation and growth.
Criteria for evaluation Project presentation (60%); Participation during the Course (20%); reflection paper (20%)
Methods Project work, lectures, Q&A, discussion questions, case discussion, reflection
Language English
Study material Selected texts on current topics
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture 986CAINCI3K20: KS CI3: Entrepreneurship in context (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Direct assignment