5510799: C21_Entrepreneurship & Family Business (VT IME)

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Semester:SS 23
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:60.0 L / 45.0 h
Self-directed study time:135.0 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 audience
    • develop a mindset of proactivity, curiosity and reflection ability


Für die Anmeldung zu Modulen der Vertiefungsrichtung müssen Module im Umfang von mindestens 45 ECTS Credits aus dem ersten Studienjahr und zusätzlich das Modul English I erfolgreich absolviert sein.
Wahlfächer bleiben für diese Regelungen vollständig ausser Betracht.