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YR222215 YR5 Entrepreneurship and society 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Jarna Heinonen ja Ewald Kibler

Learning outcomes

This course aims at developing an appreciation of the role of entrepreneurship from the broader societal perspective. After completing this course the students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs within different institutional (cultural/political), geographical and social contexts. The students will be able to apply theoretical concepts to explore contexts for entrepreneurship as well as the role of entrepreneurs for society and economic development.


A particular attention is paid to recent developments in cultural and institutional theories of entrepreneurship, while selected empirical studies and practical cases are used to support the lectures and group discussions. The course critically analyses the role of public policy intervention in favour of entrepreneurs and small businesses. The course comprises lectures and discussions. During the course students will also practice their research and presentation skills, and strengthen their abilities in critical analysis as they study and conduct group work on different European public policy initiatives in order to understand how and why entrepreneurship is being promoted.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h
Group work

In addition to active participation in lectures and individual literature study, the course includes a significant group work component where students critically analyse entrepreneurial activity in different contexts through selected theoretical lenses. 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 and participation in lectures/discussions (60% weight).
2. Written exam based on lectures and additional readings (40% weight).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3rd year II

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 2-4.

STOREY, DAVID J.; GREENE, FRANCIS J. Small business and entrepreneurship. Prentice-Hall 2010. ISBN 978-0-273-69347-5. Chapters 19-21.

WICKHAM, PHILIP C. Strategic entrepreneurship. 4th Edition. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-273-70642-X. Chapter 7.

Additional readings will be provided by the lecturer during the course.


Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
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