Contemporary Issues in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module defines and discusses selected contemporary and emerging research topics/issues within innovation and entrepreneurship. The purpose of exploring contemporary issues within innovation and entrepreneurship is to ensure that the student possesses knowledge of key concepts, theories and analytical approaches related to for example sustainable transition, innovation in emerging economies, developments within new industries and investments.

This enables the student to critically reflect, select and communicate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues related to selected contemporary research topics/issues within innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • key concepts, theories and analytical approaches related to selected contemporary research topics/issues within innovation and entrepreneurship,
  • and is able to reflect on selected contemporary research topics/issues within innovation and entrepreneurship on a scientific basis.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • critically reflecting and selecting among theoretical and analytical approaches, and – on a scientific basis - setting up analysis of selected contemporary research topics/issues within innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • communicating research-based knowledge and discussing professional and scientific issues related to selected contemporary research topics/issues within innovation and entrepreneurship.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • independently taking responsibility for own professional development and specialisation in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship issues.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a prerequisite for exam participation that the student has actively participated in the course activities including approval of specified assignments throughout the module.

Exams

Name of examContemporary Issues in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAktuelle problemstillinger inden for innovation og iværksætteri
Module codeKAINB202020
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences