4706651: Corporate Entrepreneurship & Family Business - Lecture

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Semester:SS 19
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)


  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Research (new venture creation, SME management, entrepreneurial orientation, entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition, exploration vs. exploitation, entrepreneurial behavior in family firms).
  • Building Blocks of "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (definitions, general frameworks, differences between Corporate Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Entrepreneurship, process of Corporate Entrepreneurship, forms of Corporate Entrepreneurship).
  • Creating an entrepreneurial organization (human resource management in entrepreneurial organizations, personality of corporate entrepreneurs, motivations for entrepreneurial behavior, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship, elements and development of an entrepreneurial culture, innovation management).
  • Entrepreneurial Performance (constraints on entrepreneurial performance, leading an entrepreneurial organization, assessing entrepreneurial performance, sustaining entrepreneurial performance).


    • 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 audience.
    • develop a mindset of proactivity, curiosity and reflection ability.

Lectures Method

(Interactive) Lectures


  • Morris, M.H., Kuratko, D. Fl. & Covin, J.G. (2007). Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneurial Development within Organisations (2nd ed.). Mason: Thomson Higher Education.
  • Bygrave, W. & Zacharakis, A. (2008). Entrepreneurship. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Hoy, F. & Sharma, P. (2009). Entrepreneurial Family Firms. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
  • Current academic texts/articles on the subject being provided via Moodle.

Exam Modalities

  • written examination


21.02.201914:45 - 16:15H2
28.02.201914:45 - 16:15H2
07.03.201914:45 - 16:15H2
14.03.201914:45 - 16:15H2
21.03.201914:45 - 16:15H2
28.03.201914:45 - 16:15H2
04.04.201914:45 - 16:15H2
11.04.201914:45 - 16:15H2
18.04.201914:45 - 16:15H2
02.05.201914:45 - 16:15H2
09.05.201914:45 - 16:15H2
16.05.201914:45 - 16:15H2
23.05.201914:45 - 16:15H2


  • PWW-BA-12_Corporate Entrepreneurship & Family Business - VO (SS 19, bewertet)
  • PWW-BA-12_Corporate Entrepreneurship & Family Business - VO (WS 19/20, bewertet)