Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 21.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Gregory O'Shea

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 No teaching


    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management students, 2) Other students.