Entrepreneurship - BUSN6130

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) George Saridakis checkmark-circle


What is entrepreneurship and what is its role in innovation and economic growth? You'll learn all about the theory of the firm, exploring how businesses operate and make decisions to maximise profits. You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of the issues and problems surrounding market structure and strategy, entrepreneurial growth and finance, and market innovation and expansion. Gain the skills and understand the practices needed for a firm to thrive in a fast-changing environment while dealing with economic uncertainty and complexity.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 128
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Group Presentation (20%)
Online MCQ Test (20%)
Examination, 2 hours (60%)

Reassessment method:
100% exam

Indicative reading

Aal, K., L. Di Pietro, B. Edvardsson, M. F. Renzi, and R. Guglielmetti Mugion. (2016). Innovation in service ecosystems: an empirical study of the integration of values, brands, service systems and experience rooms. Journal of Service Management 27(4):619–651.
Nätti, S., S. Pekkarinen, A. Hartikka, and T. Holappa. (2014). The intermediator role in value co-creation within a triadic business service relationship. Industrial Marketing Management 43(6):977–984.
Parhankangas, A., and M. Ehrlich. (2014). How entrepreneurs seduce business angels: An impression management approach. Journal of Business Venturing 29(4):543–564.
Perks, H., Gruber, T. & Edvardsson, B. (2012). Co-creation in radical service innovation: A systematic analysis of microlevel processes. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29(6), 935–951.
Ramaswamy, V., and F. Gouillart. (2010). Building the co-creative enterprise. Harvard Business Review 88(10):100–109.
Sarasvathy, S.D. et al. (2010). Three Views of Entrepreneurial Opportunity. In Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research. An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction. pp. 77–96.
Shane, S. and Venkataraman, S., (2000). The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research. The Academy of Management Review 25, (1), 217 - 226

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate a systematic understanding of the pathways for becoming an entrepreneur in a wide array of settings including large organisation, start-ups, universities, government, intermediaries and society;
- critically evaluate – by making use of scholarly reviews and primary sources – the processes and organisational forms involved in co-creating value to solve complex challenges in collaboration with different types of entrepreneurs;
- deploy accurately established knowledge and techniques of analysis and enquiry to manage innovation entrepreneurially in a knowledge based economy;
- develop an entrepreneurial mind-set by understanding and applying key debates in the areas of entrepreneurial opportunity, motivation, marketing and finance.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- work in interdisciplinary areas relating theories from different subjects;
- self-manage their learning;
- communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods
- work with others efficiently and effectively;
- apply numeracy and IT skills appropriately.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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