Corporate Entrepreneurship, Management and Technology

2023/2024

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In a rapidly changing world that we live in, it is utmost important for organisations to continuously develop new services, products, and business areas to survive and grow. In terms of creating changes through innovation and business development, established firms face challenges different from those that new firms face. In this module, we aim to understand the role and the processes of coporate entrepreneurship in established firms. We will also explore the external business context – local, national, global networks – that firms are a part of and interacting with, when pursuing innovation and business development. Furthermore, technological aspects of business development and innovation in established companies is explored both in product, process and business model innovation.

The module covers both theoretical and practical insights through lectures, discussions and case assignments.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

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

  • main concepts, models and frameworks related to corporate entrepreneurship, technology and innovation
  • the role and impact of corporate entrepreurship, management and technology in organisations.
  • high-impact innovation processes and how to organize them in and around companies in interaction with relevant actors in the business environment.

Skills

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

  • identifying and analysing challenges of corporate entrepreneurship, management and technology in organizations.
  • identifying relevant external actors and networks to consider in pursuing corporate entrepreneurship.
  • choosing relevant theories, methods, and tools in analysing issues related to corporate entrepreneurship management and technology.

Competences

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

  • auditing, evaluating and contributing to design of the innovative capabilities of an established organisation.
  • navigating in contexts of corporate entrepreneurship, management and technology  given the complexity, politics and emergent nature of the processes.
  • developing conceptual solutions to the challenges faced by established organisations when attempting to organise corporate entrepreneurship, management and technology.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that the student has handed in written materials.

Exams

Name of examCorporate Entrepreneurship, Management and Technology
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 titleForretningsudvikling, innovationsledelse og teknologi i etablerede virksomheder
Module codeKATEI20226
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAAU Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities