Course syllabus

Entreprenörskap i nya och befintliga företag
Entrepreneurship in New and Established Ventures

INNN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2014-04-08

General Information

Elective for: I4, I4-ai
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is to introduce the students to entrepreneurial start-up processes and business driven processes in new and established firms. Such processes include idea recognition, development of business models for new or established markets, attracting resources and carrying out a business processes. The course will also focus on similarities and differences between business development in new and established organizations.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have an understanding of and be able to discuss:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


New business processes are taking place within as well as outside established firms. Entrepreneurship is important for new business processes, no matter where they take place. The course will discuss entrepreneurship as a phenomenon in society, from the perspective of the established business, as well as from the perspective of the new venture. Issues being discussed are: Who is the entrepreneur; Differences and similarities between entrepreneurship in new and established ventures; How entrepreneurial processes, in new and established ventures can support each other; How established ventures can make use of entrepreneurship as a resource in their business processes.

An important part of the course is evaluation of business ideas, resource analysis and options for resource creation.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assessment takes place through a written exam (70% of final grade) and group exercises (30% of final grade). Participation in group exercises is mandatory. If a student cannot attend all group exercises, a supplementary assignment may be required.

Code: 0112. Name: Group Exercises.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written assignments and project works. Further information: A re-examination possibility will only be offered to students that have not received a passing grade.
Code: 0212. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: 5: awarded if you have clearly met all the objective, displaying deep knowledge of the base content, original and creative thinking, perhaps going beyond the established practice; 4: awarded when all objectives have been met very well and effectively; 3: awarded when the objectives have been addressed satisfactorily, or where the evidence is strong for some objectives, weaker but acceptable in others; F-FAIL: less than C, work plagiarised, not submitted. Further information: A re-examination possibility will only be offered to students that have not received a passing grade.


Required prior knowledge: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics and MIO022 Management Organization.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: GEMA40

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jonas Gabrielsson,
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