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Overview

This course aims to provide students with an overview of how new ventures and innovations come about, how the two are linked, as well as the strategic choices and risks that (would-be) entrepreneurs and innovators face. We also consider the financing of innovative and entrepreneurial endeavours, and the implications that entry and innovative activities have at micro- and macroeconomic level (e.g., in terms of job creation, R&D, and creative destruction).

Doctoral students can also take this course. 

Teaching

  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Schema
    • search for teaching event (sök händelser) with the course name or Hanken course code and click the Info button and then choose the Reservations (Bokningar) sheet
  • Study materials: can be found in Moodle (to be added to the list couple of days before the course starts)
    • A Moodle course key will be sent by email or it is posted as a message in Sisu couple of days before the course starts.
    • Log in with your Hanken username to be able to use all the features of the course workspace

Please register for the course in the Hanken Sisu with your Hanken username. Further instructions (link to be added here later).

University-specific instructions

    • Code: no equivalent code

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 5

    • Credit transfer: please apply for inclusion

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: 26043

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 5

    • Code: ECOM-442

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD students: please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree

    • Credit points: 5

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree

    • Credit transfer: please apply for credit transfer according to your home university’s procedures

    Further instructions (link to be added here later).

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • analyse dynamic markets (characterized, e.g., by a high degree of new entry and firm turnover) and R&D-intensive industries from a microeconomic perspective
  • identify strategic choices and risks that entrepreneurs and innovators and their financiers face
  • evaluate entrepreneurial decision-making and public policies targeted at innovative new ventures