Time & place: 28.8.-31.8.2017, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
Learning goal and objectives: The course offers students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with some of the novel and more established theoretical themes in Entrepreneurship research, and to identify interesting research questions and designs related to studying these themes.
During the course, through reading and discussion, the students develop an understanding of entrepreneurship as a field of research. We also visit topics that have recently drawn the attention of entrepreneurship scholars and offer interesting avenues for future research, including for example entrepreneurs’ emotions and networks, early human capital, and choosing between wage employment and an entrepreneurial career. These themes pose their unique challenges for empirical inquiry that we will address. For example, we will discuss data sources (e.g., Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics, Nordic statistics bureaus) and related quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods.
By the end of the course, the students should have a basic understanding of some of the foundational and recent theoretical discussions in entrepreneurship research. They should be able to identify interesting research questions related to the different research themes, and to design studies that address them. The course will also give students an opportunity to develop their existing research plans through presentations and feedback from the instructors and the audience resulting in a draft article. In the end of the course, students should have improved publication abilities in entrepreneurship.
Instruction and examination: The course will feature discussion of entrepreneurship and methodological literature, and presentations made by the students. The course is held at Hanken’s premises in downtown Helsinki. The aforementioned theoretical topics are tentative, and may be updated based on current discussions among entrepreneurship scholars.
There will be both pre-course and post-course assignments.
Credits: 6 ECTS
Grading: Grading is accepted or not accepted, and will be based on active participation, and the pre- and post-course assignments.
Prerequisites: Previous studies in entrepreneurship highly recommended
Admittance: 25 students. Apply by sending an e-mail and a free-form research plan to Assistant Professor Juhana Peltonen, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31.05.2017.
Those accepted will be notified on 7.6.2017. In case the number of applications surpasses the capacity of the course, admission will be determined based on the quality of the research plans.
Assistant Professor Juhana Peltonen, Hanken School of Economics
Assistant Professor Thommie Burström, Hanken School of Economics
Professor Joakim Wincent, Hanken School of Economics
Course coordinator and contact information:
Juhana Peltonen ( email@example.com)