Course 2012-2013 a.y.



Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English

Insegnamento riservato agli studenti in scambio (incoming)

Go to class group/s: 31
CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - BESS-CLES (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - BIEMF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10)
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Classes: 31 (I sem.)

Course Objectives

Through active case discussions and simulations, the course provides models aimed at forming competence on how to formulate and organize new economic projects, by constituting new entrepreneurial firms. In the second part, the course also addresses the organizational practices for infusing entrepreneurship and constituting entrepreneural units within existing firms (‘corporate entrepreneurship’). Taking an organizational perspective, the course aims at improving the students' capacity of effective, innovative decision-making and relational behaviors under uncertainty, and knowledge of the most promising organizational and governance practices for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Course Content Summary

  • Theories and sources of entrepreneurship
  • Discoveringopportunities and entrepreneurial decion making.
  • Attracting and committing human and financial resources into new projects.
  • Organizational and governance practices for entrepreneurial firms.
  • Firm growth as choice. Internal and networked growth strategies.
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Organizing environments for entrepreneurship and innovation (Poles, Parks, Incubators, RIS, Districts etc)

Each topic is developed with reference to key case studies, in order to increase the reception and long term retention of the key messages. The course includes astructuredsimulation, covering various sessions, in which students can experiment some key phases of the entrepreneurial process (project formulation, the ‘pitch’, the negotiation with financial investors).

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The timing and structure of exam is tailored to the specific needs of exchange students. Iit will be completed through written in class assignments and class participation by the end of the course.If the grade so formed is sufficient, no further written test will be required.
There is no difference in the evaluation procedure for attending or not attending students. The test in exam sessions will have the same structure of the final within course test ( a case analysis)


The recent, internationally published bookby A.Grandori&L.Gaillard‘Organizing Entrepreneurship’ (Routledge 2011) [‘There are many textbooks on entrepreneurship but none are quite like this’ Endorsementby aninternational expert in the field]

Exam textbooks & Online Articles (check availability at the Library)


No formal requisite. Being offered as a 3rd year optional course it is assumed that  the majority of students have a  basic preparation in organization and management

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