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Topics in Innovation & Entrepreneurship II

Module WIB18833

This Module is offered by Chair of Entrepreneurship (Prof. Patzelt).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2012 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

WIB18833 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 60 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

The module deals with different topics within entrepreneurship research such as

- discovering entrepreneurial role models, this might include to explore
o links between role models and entrepreneurial intentions
o reasons for the choice of the entrepreneurial career
- psychology of entrepreneurship, this might include to explore
o personality dimensions of entrepreneurs
o entrepreneurial cognition
- entrepreneurial leadership, this might include to explore
o behavioral forms of leadership
o creating and managing innovative organizations
- ideation and venture creation, this might include to explore
o the process of obtaining creative ideas
o the process model of entrepreneurial venture creation
- venture growth, this might include to explore
o how new ventures grow and where growth occurs
o different impact factors on new venture growth
- internationalization and strategic entrepreneurship, this might include to explore
o the speed of entrepreneurial internationalization
o enabling forces of technology, competition, perceptions, knowledge and networks
The module provides students with deepening insights into entrepreneurship literature. Besides writing a seminar paper, this involves presenting their final results.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to read and understand related literature on the topic of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, students are able to create their own seminar paper. Additionally, they will be able to present their paper and summarize their findings. Moreover, students learn how to lead a discussion on their topic. Finally, they understand entrepreneurial processes.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- explain entrepreneurship concepts related to a specific topic.
- discuss current topics within the field of entrepreneurship.
- apply previously discussed approaches to topic specific issues within the field of entrepreneurship.
- evaluate these approaches and their outcomes.
- develop suitable approaches for specific entrepreneurship issues.

Preconditions

Technology and Innovation Management: Introduction

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

The seminar consists of an introduction to the subject where the topics for each group’s seminar paper will be decided. Based on their topic student groups prepare their seminar paper which they will present at the end of the course. Furthermore, the seminar involves (group and/or) individual feedback sessions, where students can share their progress and receive feedback. The students are supervised by the instructors of the module who are members or guest lecturers of the chair.

Media

Presentation slides

Literature

Hisrich, R. D. / Peters, M. P. / Shepherd, D. A.: Entrepreneurship, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010 (optional)
Further readings will be announced at the course introduction.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The grading is based on a seminar paper (75%, ~20 pages) and a presentation (25%, ~30 min). Based on the seminar paper it is examined to which extent students are able to elaborate complex topics in the field of entrepreneurship. Hence, students need to choose a specific topic within the field of entrepreneurship in the beginning of the course. A final presentation proves if students are able to present their findings comprehensible, precise and demonstrative as well as are able to perform powerfully and professionally.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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