ENT 3604 International Entrepreneurship

ENT 3604 International Entrepreneurship

Course code: 
ENT 3604
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Heidi Wiig
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Business - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

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.)

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

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.

Learning outcomes - Skills

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.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

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.

Course content
  • 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
Learning process and requirements to students

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 tor.haugnes@bi.no.

Both tasks must be answered, and submission 2) shall be uploaded as attachment to the country report.

  1. Written assignment 1, counts 80% of the total grade
    "Entreprenurship - Country report”
  2. 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.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Students are expected to participate in lectures.

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

General knowledge within economic administration.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT36041
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (2 - 4)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.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (2-4)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
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.
Exam code:ENT36041
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Portfolio assessment
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching36Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching70Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching20Hour(s)Preparation for presentations and participation in class
Group work / Assignments74Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:70 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:20 Hour(s)
Comment:Preparation for presentations and participation in class
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:74 Hour(s)
Comment:
Sum workload: 
200

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.

Talis literature

Obligatorisk/Compulsory

Book
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Bower, Joseph L.; Gilbert, Clark G. 2005 From resource allocation to strategy   Oxford University Press  
Chapter
Authors/Editors År Tittel Journal Edition Publisher StudentNote
Hofstede, Geert; Minkov, Michael; Hofstede, Gert Jan cop. 2010 Cultures and organizations: software of the mind : intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival Cultures and organizations: software of the mind : intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival 3rd ed McGraw-Hill Kap.1 og kap. 11
Katz, Jerome A.; Shepherd, Dean A. 2005 International entrepreneurship International entrepreneurship   Elsevier Kapittel 2 (19 sider)
Blindheim, Bjørn-Tore; Langhelle, Oluf; Laudal, Thomas   Responsible supply chain management - the economic and political responsibility of companies within global supply chains Responsible supply chain management - the economic and political responsibility of companies within global supply chains     Kap. 7, s. 164-192
Wictor, Ingemar   A Born Global Company’s Way to Growth A Born Global Company’s Way to Growth      
Kummerle, W.   The Process of International Expansion: Comparing Resource Allocation in Established Firms and Entrepreneurial Start-ups The Process of International Expansion: Comparing Resource Allocation in Established Firms and Entrepreneurial Start-ups      
Article
Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
McDougall, P. P.; Oviatt, B. M. 2000-10-01 INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE INTERSECTION OF TWO RESEARCH PATHS.      
Oviatt, Benjamin M.; McDougall, Patricia P. 2005-09 Defining International Entrepreneurship and Modeling the Speed of Internationalization      
Phillips McDougall, Patricia; Shane, Scott; Oviatt, Benjamin M. 1994-11 Explaining the formation of international new ventures: The limits of theories from international business research      
Johanson, Jan 1977 THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS OF THE FIRM - A MODEL OF KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASING FOREIGN MARKET COMMITMENTS      
Kuemmerle, Walter 2002-3 Home base and knowledge management in international ventures      
Kuemmerle, Walter 2005 The Entrepreneur's Path to Global Expansion      
Sapienza, Harry J.; De Clercq, Dirk; Sandberg, William R. 2005-7 Antecedents of international and domestic learning effort      
Johanson, Jan; Vahlne, Jan-Erik 2003 Business Relationship Learning and Commitment in the Internationalization Process   Journal of International Entrepreneurship  
Johanson, Jan; Vahlne, Jan-Erik 2009-12 The Uppsala internationalization process model revisited: From liability of foreignness to liability of outsidership   Journal of international business studies  
Melén, Sara; Nordman, Emilia Rovira 2009-8 The internationalisation modes of Born Globals: A longitudinal study      
Andersson, Svante; Florén, Henrik 2011-9 Differences in managerial behavior between small international and non-international firms      
Mikhailova, Olga; Olsen, Per Ingvar 2016-7-12 Internationalization of an academic invention through successive science-business networks: The case of TAVI      
Rotter, Julia Patrizia; Airike, Peppi-Emilia; Mark-Herbert, Cecilia 2014-12 Exploring Political Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains      
Clausen, L. 2007-12-01 Corporate Communication Challenges: A 'Negotiated' Culture Perspective      
Document
Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
Kuemmerle, W. 2007 Note on conceptual foundations and contributions of the international entrepreneurship course      
  2015 World Trade Report 2015   WTO  
Webpage
Authors/Editors Tittel Journal URL Publisher StudentNote
  GEM Norway 2014 Report (eller sist oppdaterte versjon) GEM Norway 2014 Report (eller sist oppdaterte versjon) Resource   (ca 50 sider)