ENT 3604 International Entrepreneurship
Globalization affects where and how businesses develop their innovative capacity and where economic processes are located. The transfer of labour-intensive production processes to low-cost countries has been occurring for some time. With China and India at the forefront, such countries are now also fast moving into developing competencies and associated competence-intensive industries. To an increasing extent, starting up a business involves establishing a presence in an international or global market and interacting with foreign business environments in order to develop the business. In many cases the domestic market is too small to sustain the establishment of a business. The value chain may include foreign suppliers.
The course covers an area located in the intersection between international business and entrepreneurship.The course will be looking at various types of internationalisation gradual establishment abroad, born globals and following customers abroad (network internationalisation.)
The students will understand the concept of globalization with regard to production and innovation; they will also comprehend concepts of international entrepreneurship. Further the students will understand the how and why of internationalization of entrepreneurial activities and further how specific international contexts influence the entrepreneurial process and its application.
The students will be able to perceive opportunities and risk associated with internationalization of entrepreneurial activities, and also how it varies by region. The course will give the students an understanding of how entrepreneurial development will affect home-based activities and international activities. The student will learn how to operationalize central concepts and analyze the internationalization of entrepreneurial activities.
The students will develop a critical approach to internationalization and globalization of production and innovation. The students shall also consider international entrepreneurship from an ethical point of view.
- The international competitive arena
- Internationalization of sales, production and innovation
- Step- by-step internationalization
- Born Globals
- Internationalisation through networks
- Business Model Canvas used in an internationalisation perspecitve
The course includes lectures, guest lectures and studentparticipation related to cases and curricula. The student are to write two papers during the course and are expected to report from these in class.
The portfolio that must be handed in at the end of the course shall consist of two main elements. The portfolio should be resolved in groups of 2 - 4 students. IIt is possible to apply for individually submitting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both tasks must be answered, and submission 2) shall be uploaded as attachment to the country report.
- Written assignment 1, counts 80% of the total grade
"Entreprenurship - Country report”
- Written assignment 2., counts 20% of the total grade
Case on a given topic from the curriculum or the teaching. Delivered on PowerPoint.
Details about deadlines and the construction of the portfolio will be given when course starts
Students are expected to have access to a PC and be able to use standard software, as well as BI’s own information systems.
Students are expected to participate in lectures.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
General knowledge within economic administration.
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Examination when next scheduled course
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|Comment:||The elements to be included in the portfolio evaluation, as well as the number of students in the groups, are specified under the section "Learning process in the course description. The elements to be included in the portfolio evaluation, are specified under the section "Learning process.." in the course description.|
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Group work / Assignments
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.