Contemporary entrepreneurship

Aims of the course

Students will:
- Identify the research areas addressed in the current entrepreneurship literature.
- Utilize key entrepreneurship concepts and identify connections between them. Identify approaches used in the development of entrepreneurship theory.
- Analyze the process of exploring and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities.
- Exhibit knowledge of principles of entrepreneurial mindset. Understand behavioral, cognitive and psychological characteristics of entrepreneurs.
- Recognize and analyze entrepreneurial resources and the non-financial capital of the entrepreneur.
- Investigate the specifics of start-up entrepreneurship, dynamic entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, social entrepreneurship and born-global firms.

Course syllabus

1) Perspective of entrepreneurship. Why is it important?.
2) Opportunity exploration and exploitation.
3) Entrepreneur: Why some individuals and not others explore and exploit opportunities. Entrepreneurial motives. Cognitive perspective.
4) Entrepreneurial teams.
5) Non-financial capital of the entrepreneur (social and psychological capital, entrepreneurial networks).
6) Entrepreneurial resources. Resource-based view, bootstrapping, bricolage. Crowdfunding.
7) Entrepreneurship vs. management. Start-up entrepreneurship. Dynamic entrepreneurship. Intrapreneurship.
8) Social entrepreneurship.
9)The relevance of context for entrepreneurial activity. Industry differences.
10) Born-globals firms.
11) Entrepreneurial failure.

Course director(s)

  • LinkedIn: Mateja Drnovšek 
  • Skype: mateja_drnovsek 
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 15:00 in P307*
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