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YR223300 YRS1 Theoretical perspectives and current issues in entrepreneurship research 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Jarna Heinonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X

Learning outcomes

In this course the students explore how the field of entrepreneurship studies has developed and familiarize themselves with some current research trends. After successful completion of the course the students will be able to define and explore the major theoretical schools of the entrepreneurial process. The students will be able to identify key research themes and topics for further inquiry. After the course students are better equipped to commence with the Master's thesis project.
The students will also have strengthened their oral and written presentation skills after completing the course.


Key component of the course is the reading and analysis of scientific research papers. The course comprises weekly seminar sessions with interactive discussions. The students are expected to prepare for class in order to be able to discuss the research papers during the seminars.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Seminar 15 h 0 h

15 hours of seminar work. Active participation in seminars is required.

Modes of study

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

Pre-assignment (weight 20%)
Term paper (weight 40%)
Seminar participation (weight 40%)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th year

Study materials

1. Swedberg, R. 2000. Entrepreneurship: The Social Science View, Oxford Management Readers. ISBN 0-19-829462-X.

2. Shane, S. 2003. A General Theory of Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK: ISBN 1 84376 382 6.

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

Further information

The course is intended for students with Entrepreneurship major and who have already completed their Bachelor's studies in Entrepreneurship. The course will be organised if a minimum of six students will register for the course.
The pre-assignment must be submitted at the beginning of the first class. Failure to submit on schedule will mean that a student will not be allowed to take the course. Details of assignment will be provided separately after registration.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Compulsory studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science