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Advancing Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

Exam number: 6821

Semester: Possible from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: Spots are limited. To get enrolled, it is necessary to apply in the introductory session. If there are more applicants than spots, the selection will be based on previously completed courses at our chair (identical to the selection process for final theses).
Registration will be conducted in the first session. Personal presence in the first session is required.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Work load: 48 h (in class), 132 h (individual study)

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
Seminar essay; mandatory presentation and discussion of two knowledge elements (bonus of up to 20 % of the final grade)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: For further information, check the regulations of your study program.

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
This advanced module aims to provide participants with an understanding of entrepreneurship frameworks, concepts, and models that are relevant for the entrepreneurial process and its critical reflection. In doing so, this module helps students to embrace and understand the complexity of entrepreneurship and to develop a multifaceted entrepreneurial knowledge landscape. We differentiate between seven entrepreneurial knowledge fields (entrepreneurial individuum, team, leadership, organization, strategy, ecosystems, and society) and elaborate in each field several different knowledge elements (e.g. entrepreneurial autonomy, opportunities, passion, failure, feedback, skills, motivation, value proposition, complementarities etc.). Overall, the module positions entrepreneurship as an important way of making a living, as well as a "spirit" that permeates all parts of social life.

Contents of the module:
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Teaching and learning methods:
Seminar; individual study for preparation and follow-ups

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Relevant journal articles of selected international top journals only (Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Srategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quartely, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Management Journal), which will be available via EBSCO or provided on Moodle.