4906651: Corporate Entrepreneurship & Family Business - Lecture

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Semester:SS 20
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


19.02.202013:30 - 15:00H3
19.02.202015:15 - 16:45H3
04.03.202013:30 - 15:00H3
04.03.202015:15 - 16:45H3
18.03.202013:30 - 15:00H3
18.03.202015:15 - 16:45H3
01.04.202013:30 - 15:00H3
01.04.202015:15 - 16:45H3
22.04.202013:30 - 15:00H3
22.04.202015:15 - 16:45H3
06.05.202013:30 - 15:00H3
06.05.202015:15 - 16:45H3
20.05.202013:30 - 15:00H3
20.05.202015:15 - 16:45H3


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