APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
ELE 3701 Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
Responsible for the course
Heidi Wiig Aslesen, Thomas Hoholm
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation
According to study plan
Language of instruction
Norwegian and english
This course has some overlapping issues with the specialisation course in Innovation Management, 15 credits. Consequently a combination of theese two courses in a Bachelors degree will not be allowed.
During recent years, growing awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship has developed, and this field is now one of the highest priorities of the Norwegian Government which has developed its "holistic innovation policy framework" formulated in the document "From Idea to value", in which it is declared that Norway is going to become "one of the most innovative countries of the world".
Innovation and entrepreneurship address basic processes of industrial evolution, which can take many forms in processes of developing new products and processes, starting up new firms or developing or restructuring existing firms, or for instance by organizing collaboration with customers or clients. Basically, innovation and entrepreneurship are focusing on the same type of processes, however, with a tendency of innovation to be more focused on developing the functional aspects of products or processes, while entrepreneurship is more focused on starting up new ventures and commercialization.
In this course we will take this as the point of departure, and discuss what innovation and entrepreneurship are, and analyze the importance of these phenomena and how they are materializing in "real" life, both in existing firms and in connection with the start-up of new firms
The course will be supplemented by seminars consisting of a combination of case studies, exercises and discussion of key readings.
Learning process and workload
The course will include lectures, guest lectures, and student participation related to cases and curriculum.
During the semester the students will write a Project paper. The project paper can be written in groups of up to three students. Max 20 pages, on one of the following topics:
Recommended workload in hours
Grade in the course is based on portfolio evaluation, using electronic files and participation in class. The students will develop a systematic set of assignments that will show effort, process, progress, and reflection. Evaluation of peer students will be one of the tools for enhancing learning.
Final grade in the course will be based on the following elements:
- Delivery of project sketch: max 5 pages, and must include name of group participants, chosen theme and case, and how you intend to carry out the analysis. Date will be published at the start of the semester.
- Participation in seminars: present your own project and give feedback to your peer students (to be documented by a peer evaluation form)
- Group presentations in class on given topics (to be documented by handing in power point presentations)
- Project paper. Can be written in groups of up to three students. Max 20 pages. Se Learning process and workload to find information of which topics to choose.
ELE 37011 - Portfolio evaluation that accounts for 100 % of the grade in ELE 3701 Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 7,5 credits.
Examination support materials
All support materials are allowed.
A re-sit examination is offered the next time the course is scheduled.
Please note: This course has some overlapping issues with the specialisation course in Innovation Management, 15 credits. Consequently a combination of theese two courses in a Bachelors degree will not be allowed.