Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
Students gain an overview of the societal role of entrepreneurship and the current themes in this field of research. They develop competencies in conducting a literature review and writing an academic paper. Through online exercises, students develop their skills in searching for suitable literatures and comprehending scientific articles. They also learn to problematize under-explored phenomena in the entrepreneurship literature and to specify a relevant research question and theoretical approach for developing new knowledge on a particular topic. As a final outcome, students are able to summarize an academic discussion and its societal relevance, which can be directly applied in their Master's thesis work or any other research project; in particular, students are able to write a comprehensive and concise theoretical framework for their research, including an introduction and literature review.
Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 20.11.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Virva Salmivaara
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Virva Salmivaara
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
This online course provides a self-paced learning platform introducing students to the current themes in the field of entrepreneurship research. The course focuses on how to search for literature and how to comprehend scientific articles in the field of entrepreneurship. Further, it addresses how to formulate an interesting and novel research question. The course also provides a series of exercises and tips and tricks useful for conducting a literature review and for developing a theoretical framework for a research.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Individual assignment (100%)
Mandatory to complete online-exercises
160 h independent work
Detailed instructions will be provided in the course syllabus.
Substitutes for Courses
This course substitutes 25E32000 Entrepreneurship as a field of science.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
17 Partnerships for the Goals
- Teacher: Virva Salmivaara