Strategic Entrepreneurship and Organizational Renewal

2019-2020

Course Objective

Academic and Research Skills:
- Understand and know the reasons for successful strategic
entrepreneurship and organizational renewal.
- Understand and know the conditions and process of strategic
entrepreneurship and organizational renewal.

Knowledge of Theory + Methods and Solving Complex Problems:
- Apply theories and knowledge on strategic entrepreneurship and
organizational renewal to real-life problems.

Professional Social Skills:
- Apply theories and knowledge on strategic entrepreneurship and
organizational renewal to real-life problems.

Horizon Beyond Professional Area:
- Formulate your own opinion, on the basis of theories and knowledge on
strategic entrepreneurship and organizational renewal.

Self-Reflective Professional:
- Students take responsibility for their own learning of theories and
knowledge on strategic entrepreneurship and organizational renewal.

Course Content

How do companies such as Google, Tesla, Facebook and Apple continuously
create new market spaces, and revolutionize the world? Their strategic
entrepreneurship not only makes them outperform the competition; it
makes competition irrelevant. However, in the end only very few
companies have such an entrepreneurial culture and strong innovation
spirit. How, then, can established companies still renew themselves in
order to boost their innovation and foster organizational renewal?

Risk taking and dealing with uncertainty are inherent to innovation
projects. To encourage these attitudes in creative employees, companies
need to rethink their structures, systems, leadership and culture, even
more so in this digital era. This urges us to rethink the boundaries of
the firm, the nature of competition as well as the purpose and identity
of the firm.

In this course, we focus on the practice and theory of strategic
entrepreneurship and organizational renewal. In particular, we aim to
provide students with the knowledge, insights and skills to assess
existing strategies for nurturing strategic entrepreneurship and
innovation. In addition, we give students the opportunity to practice
communicative skills related to strategic entrepreneurship and
organizational renewal. Next, we want students to generate their own
opinion about new business development within an established company.
Finally, we teach students to consider future digital developments in
strategies for strategic entrepreneurship and innovation with the aim to
reshape the competitive landscape.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, guest lectures, and tutorials

Method of Assessment

Individual Exam (multiple choice and open question), Group Case Report;
Tutorial
Participation and Presentation.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable

Literature

A selection of academic papers, cases and college slides will be
published in the course manual.

Target Audience

students of the Strategy & Organization specialization

Explanation Canvas

Communication between students and the course coordinator goes via
canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

Not applicable

General Information

Course Code E_BA_SEOR
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.
Examiner dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.
Teaching Staff prof. dr. ir. V.A. Gilsing

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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