|Module / ECTS / Path / Specialisation||Module :Basics in Entrepreneurship : 5 ECTS.|
|Open for visitors||yes (5 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||27 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||108 h|
Track : Attendance
This course aims at discussing the basic building blocks of starting a business. The course tackles both theory and practice. Though the theoretical part of the course focuses on the cognitive dimensions of an entrepreneur, the students will be able to explore by themselves the practical side of starting a business. They will find themselves in the situations of uncertainty and complexity, with which they would need to deal by using the means they have at hand.
In addition, the course will provide them an opportunity to talk to an entrepreneur of their choice and discuss his or her experience.
Classes include lectures, discussions and case studies, which means that students are invited to share their opinion and insights. Group exercises will also be used in the course.
- Define entrepreneurial cognitive dimensions
- Discuss the difference between an expert and a novice entrepreneur
- Use the means at hand to build an entrepreneurial project
- Analyze entrepreneurial behaviour and cognition
- Design and develop an entrepreneurial project.
Session 1,2,9: Introduction to entrepreneurial cognition (theory and assessment)
Session 3-4: Building and entrepreneurial project
Session 5-6: Into the Wild
Session 7-8: Interview with an Entrepreneur
Sarasvathy, S.D. (2001), Causation and effectuation: Toward a theoretical shift from economic inevitability to entrepreneurial contingency, Academy of Management Review.
Baron, R.A. and Ensley, M.D. (2006), Opportunity Recognition as the Detection of Meaningful Patterns: Evidence from Comparisons of Novice and Experienced Entrepreneurs, Management Science.
Ericsson A.K., Prietula, M.J. and Cokely E.T. (2007), The Making of an Expert, Harvard Business Review.
Djuricic, K. and Bootz, JP. (2018), Effectuation and foresight – An exploratory study of the implicit links between the two concepts, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
Djuricic, K. and Lambert G. (2018), What is causal in effectuation - An examination of philosophical foundations in Sarasvathy's work, AGECSO Conference, Montreal.
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