Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a crucial engine for economic development, however, it is known for its complexity. The course focuses on entrepreneurship theory from economic, sociological and psychological points of view. During the course we will seek to get some answers to the following questions:
- What explains entrepreneurs’ intentions and actions?
- What distinguishes ideas from real opportunities? What are the differences between opportunity identification/recognition, examination and exploitation?
- What is the role of entrepreneurial passion and identities in establishing and managing new ventures?
- How entrepreneurs affect and psychological characteristics influence their intentions and actions?
- How do entrepreneurs make decisions to start ventures? What are the determinants of entrepreneurial persistence?
- What are the criteria for external investors? How do venture capital investments make a difference?
- How can we explain entrepreneurial failures?
- What are the key differences between business and social entrepreneurship?
|Session 1||Entrepreneurship as an economic and social phenomenon|
|Session 2||New opportunities identification – From intentions to actions|
|Session 3||Entrepreneurs’ passion and identities|
|Session 4||Venture capital investments and the founders’ dilemma|
|Session 5||Startup managerial dilemmas|
|Session 6||Entrepreneurship and social capital|
|Session 7||Team Building*|
|Session 8||Creativity and innovation|
|Session 9||Social entrepreneurship|
* Will be discussed during course #094815 (session #6)