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YR222215 YR5 Entrepreneurship and society 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Satu Aaltonen, Katri Luomala
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X

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. Further, the course addresses different contexts of entrepreneurship and the heterogeneity of entrepreneurs by discussing "niche" forms of entrepreneurship, such as ethnic, rural, senior and social entrepreneurship. 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.

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

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

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

3. year autumn

3rd year

Study materials

1. 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 and 11–17.

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

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

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Compulsory studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Biochemistry
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science