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5710866: C21_Entrepreneurship & Family Business (VT IME) - Lecture

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Semester:SS 24
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Self-directed study time:69.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2021)


  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Family Firm Research
  • New venture creation
  • SME management
  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Opportunity recognition
  • Exploration vs. exploitation
  • Building Blocks of "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (definitions, general frameworks, differences between Corporate Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Entrepreneurship, process of Corporate Entrepreneurship, forms of Corporate Entrepreneurship)
  • Entrepreneurial behavior in family firms


    • know the relevant building blocks of Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Research, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and their instruments
    • know how to measure Corporate Entrepreneurship related to its performance advantages
    • know the concepts on how to create a company with an entrepreneurial spirit
    • understand the most important influencing factors for taking entrepreneurial decisions in either new or established enterprises, as well as in family firms
    • describe the fundamental aspects of start-up compared to corporate entrepreneurship
    • define and interpret the prerequisites of these strategies
    • know how to read and understand academic texts in the field
    • know how to interpret the results of empirical research in the field
    • perceive and prescind thoughts and arguments from fellow students during class discussions
    • learn to communicate openly within the large audiencedevelop a mindset of proactivity, curiosity and reflection ability

Lectures Method

(Interactive) Lectures


  • Baron, R. A. & Shane, S. A. (2008). Entrepreneurship: a process perspective. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
  • Engelen, A., Engelen, M., & Bachmann, J.-T. (2015). Corporate Entrepreneurship: Unternehmerisches Management in etablierten Unternehmen. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  • Burns, P. (2020). Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation. London: Red Globe Press.
  • Dana, L. P. (Ed.). (2021). World encyclopedia of entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Exam Modalities

  • Final Exam


14.02.202413:30 - 16:30H4
28.02.202413:30 - 16:30H4
13.03.202413:30 - 16:30H4
27.03.202413:30 - 16:30H3
17.04.202413:30 - 16:30H4
08.05.202413:30 - 16:30H4


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