Classics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship2018HT
Course Plan – PhD course
Classics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The aim of this course is to present the underpinnings of innovation and
Upon completing the course, the PhD student should be able to explain:
- Central concepts and theories of innovation and entrepreneurship
- How the concepts and theories of innovation and entrepreneurship relate to each other
- How the concepts and theories of innovation and entrepreneurship have evolved over time
The course covers the literature in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship, which analyzes and discusses different levels of innovation and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the content includes system perspectives on innovation, the economic foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship, sources of innovation, the resource-based view, creative/innovative work, and organizing for innovation.
Previous knowledge is not mandatory, but students should have started their doctoral studies and have a general interest in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Basic knowledge of organizational theory is desirable.
The target group for this course is graduate students from the field of Projects, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), as well as other graduate students with an interest in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The course is organized around seven seminar sessions. PhD students will be expected to read the compulsory literature before attending these seminar sessions. During the seminars, there will be a short but intensive PhD lecture about the topic under discussion. Following the lecture, students will present the theoretical background of the reading materials to the other participants and will be expected to participate in the discussions.
A number of classic literature are selected from the following literature
reviews. The final list will be announced before the start of the course.
- Fagerberg, J. and Fosaas, M. and Sapprasert, K., 2012. Innovation: Exploring the knowledge base. Research Policy, 1132-1153.
- Landström, H., Harirchi, G and Åström, F., 2012. Entrepreneurship: Exploring the knowledge base. Research Policy, 1154-1181.
Examination / Examiner
Students will be examined on the basis of active participations, oral
presentations and written assignments. Active participation and presentations
in the seminars will be assessed as the oral component of the examination.
Before each seminar, course participants shall write preparation assignments
(each seminar has its own preparation assignment).
Examiner: Associate Prof. Solmaz Filiz Karabag, PIE/IEI.
Solmaz Filiz Karabag (Docent), Anna Bergek (Professor, Chalmers), Christian Berggren (Professor), Magnus Klofsten (Professor), Thomas Magnusson (Biträdande professor), Ingrid Mignon (Assistant Professor, Chalmers), Ksenia Onufrey (Assistant Professor).
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