5510865: C21_Entrepreneurship & Family Business (VT IME) - Exercise

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Semester:SS 23
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 (01.09.2021)


  • 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


    • apply the instruments of (Corporate) Entrepreneurship correctly under different contexts
    • identify the constitutive influencing factors on entrepreneurial behavior and endeavors, regardless of company type, firm or size
    • develop appropriate entrepreneurial strategies according to the respective firm type and environment
    • evaluate entrepreneurial strategies and their applicability in different market situations
    • apply fundamental models of (Corporate) Entrepreneurship and Family Business towards new situations
    • compare alternative models and approaches of (Corporate) Entrepreneurship, identify similarities and differences
    • judge if certain models resp. approaches of (Corporate) Entrepreneurship are applicable in concrete situations and choose the most appropriate ones
    • differentiate important from unimportant information in a situation under time pressure
    • work jointly in groups on the solution of case studies
    • evaluate the results of fellow students compared to their own results
    • perceive new or alternative methods of resolutions and interrelate those to their own
    • represent and defend their own solution against criticism
    • learn to communicate openly within your group
    • tolerate differing mindsets or solutions
    • justify their solutions and judgments within their team


  • current academic texts/articles on the subject being provided via Moodle.

Exam Modalities

  • oral presentation 45%
  • write-up 40%
  • in class participation 15%