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YR222214 YR4 Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Satu Aaltonen ja Sanna Suomalainen

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop a robust understanding of why heterogeneous individuals engage in entrepreneurial activities and what individual and contextual factors impact on this behaviour. By understanding why diverse individuals behave entrepreneurially in different contexts, students learn to appreciate entrepreneurship as a broad social phenomenon, which is not limited to start-up businesses but extends to established organisations and not-for-profit branches of society. Students will also practice their research, project management and presentation skills during this course.


The course introduces different theoretical perspectives to explaining why individuals engage in entrepreneurial behaviour and reviews empirical evidence on the factors that influence individual entrepreneurial activity. Further, the course addresses different contexts of entrepreneurship and the heterogeneity of entrepreneurs by discussing ‘niche’ forms of entrepreneurship, such as ethnic, female, academic, rural, senior, youth and social entrepreneurship.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Group work presentations. The course is assessed as a whole and it is necessary to pass both the exam and group assignment in order to pass the whole course.

Modes of study

1. Group work assignment including presentation (40% weight).
2. Written exam based on lectures, additional readings and group work presentations (60% weight).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3rd year I

Study materials

CARTER, SARA; JONES-EVANS, DYLAN (eds), Enterprise and small business. Principles, practice and policy. 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall 2012. ISBN-10: 0273726102. Chapters 11-17

WICKHAM, PHILIP C. Strategic entrepreneurship. 4th Edition. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-273-70642-X. Chapters 1-6.

Additional readings will be provided by the lecturer at the beginning of the course.



Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science