The Entrepreneurial Individual

2019-2020
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Doel vak

Gain profound academic knowledge of the central theories and concepts
that are used in individual entrepreneurship research, both
theoretically and methodologically.
Acquire skills in executing and writing academic research (literature
review, data collection, analysis and reporting) on the topic of
individual entrepreneurship in different contexts.
Practice ability to critically reflect and assess the various theories
of individual entrepreneurship in order to clarify strengths and
weakness of current academic understanding.
Reflexively assess theories and concepts with students' individual
experience and practice in order to promote a “entrepreneurial mindset”.

Inhoud vak

This course takes a deep dive into the mind, heart and actions of the
individual entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship as the creation of new value
requires individuals to take action. Individuals, in other words, must
take a leap into the unknown to discover or create new value. Despite
the uncertainty and potential loss, entrepreneurs' creative actions
often benefit society by revealing new value for stakeholders, thus
collectively move societies and economies into a new future. In this
course, we will examine (1) why, when, and how opportunities for the
creation of goods and services come into existence; (2) why, when, and
how some people and not others discover and exploit these opportunities;
and (3) why, when, and how different modes of action are used to exploit
entrepreneurial opportunities. These questions have long been of
interest of politicians, academics and potential entrepreneurs
themselves, because if we can provide a scientifically valid answer to
them, it is possible to stimulate socio-economic development and inform
better policy, education and practice. To explore what we know and do
not know about these two questions, we delve into the heart of ongoing
entrepreneurship scholarship. In particular, we will review competing
and complementary answers, including intention, motivation, cognition,
social inclusion, emotions and behavioral theories.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and tutorials

Toetsvorm

Individual assignments, exam and group project

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_ENT_TEI
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. N.A. Thompson
Examinator dr. N.A. Thompson
Docenten dr. N.A. Thompson
dr. M.W. van Gelderen

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