Course syllabus

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

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

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Elective for: I5, I5-ai
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, including an overview of different theoretical approaches regarding entrepreneurship processes, frameworks for an analysis of entrepreneurship in relation to societal challenges, emphasize differences of entrepreneurial processes in relation to firm’s size and age.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

•be able to describe entrepreneurial processes from different perspectives
•understand the relation between innovation and entrepreneurship
•be able to describe the differences and relations between entrepreneurship in start-ups and established ventures
•understand the role of entrepreneurship in the light of societal challenges

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

•use basic theories and concepts to analyse entrepreneurial processes
•apply the main lessons of the course in problem-oriented empirical research,
•communicate their learning outcomes, making presentations, and leading the discussion.

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. 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. The relation between innovation and entrepreneurship. Spatial and international dimensions of the phenomenon.

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. At least three years approved full time education at university level (or a Bachelor degree).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: GEMA40

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Elena Zukauskaite,
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