Entrepreneurship theory 822

Module code ENP 822
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content

• History, where does entrepreneurship come from
• The economists (Cantillon, Say, Schumpeter); The entrepreneurial behaviourists (Weber, Henry, McClelland); The historians (Cole, Belshaw, Livesey); The management scientists (Drucker, Mintzberg); The entrepreneurial specialists (Timmons, Gartner, Welsh, Brockhaus, Filion);
• Defining entrepreneurship – Analyzing the concept
• Key theories relevant for the entrepreneur –
• Resource based view, Real options theory, Transaction cost theory, Resource munificence theory, Threat-rigidity theory, Confirmation bias, Escalation of commitment bias, Self serving bias, Prospect theory, Regulatory focus bias, Prospect theory, Metacognition, reflection, tacit vs explicit knowledge, Prototype theory, etc
• Key contributors to the entrepreneurship body of knowledge
• Gartner, Carland, Baron, Shepherd, Aldrich, Kuratko, Mitchell, Reynolds, Brockhaus, Vesper, Shane, Venkataraman, etc.
• The future of entrepreneurship - where are we heading?
• Relevant topics
- Entrepreneurial leadership
- Entrepreneurial strategy
- Entrepreneurial cognition
- Entrepreneurial paradoxes

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Business Management
Period of presentation Semester 1

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