In this course, students learn about the roles of innovation and entrepreneurial behavior in the creation of new businesses, and in the further development of existing companies. They study the relevant actors and processes, with a focus on the role of different contexts and their effect on innovative behavior. They identify the most important stakeholders, networks, and opportunity structures that influence the success and failure of entrepreneurship.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Understand innovation and entrepreneurial processes in their context
- Recognize the most important internal and external aspects of entrepreneurship
- Conduct a holistic analysis of the empirical data that they gather through a case study on innovation and entrepreneurship (in relation to the prescribed and discussed literature)
The course has three lecturers: Caroline Essers, Yvonne van Rossenberg, and me. I gave five lectures on innovation management: