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Doctoral Course

Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship

From April 17, 2020 to May 14, 2020
Paper Plane Deviating

This course provides an overview of the latest developments in strategic entrepreneurship research. A team of eight scholars from the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management highlights different aspects of the strategic entrepreneurship field. The team consists of Justin Jansen, Tom Mom, Vareska van de Vrande, Anna Nadolska, Korcan Kavusan, Jitse Duijsters, and me.

I gave a lecture on the role of intra-organizational networks and intrapreneurship: “Is it about who you know or what you are? A social network perspective on intrapreneurship”.

Course Description

The goal of the course is to familiarize students with fundamental theories and concepts, empirical approaches, and current topics of the field of strategic entrepreneurship. Students will be able to better formulate and motivate research questions, contributions, implications, and opportunities for engaged strategizing in the domain of strategic entrepreneurship.

The course contains three blocks. Each of them will cover classic and state-of-the-art research in a variety of strategic entrepreneurship topics including their foundational theories and empirical models. Block one focuses on internal corporate venturing, multi-level ambidexterity, strategic renewal, business model innovation, and high-growth scale-up firms. Block two on external corporate venturing, technology sourcing, corporate development, alliances and acquisitions, collaborative innovation, and corporate start-up collaboration. Block three on opportunity-seeking and advantage-seeking behaviors, strategic entrepreneurial leadership, and intra-organizational decision-making and interactions.