Course code BUS370

BUS370 Innovation Policy and Entrepreneurship:

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ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Nature-based Tourism, Business Administration, 
Course contents:

Innovation policy, innovation systems, and context.

Entrepreneurship and small business development: concept, theory, definition.

Regional innovation policy (excursion with preparations and reporting).

Guest lectures (Norwegian innovation and entreprenurship policy)


Student presentations.

Learning outcome:
Through the study of theory, literature and assignments, insight is given into current problems connected with economic development and entrepreneurship. The students should: - Become familiar with theoretical justifications for and the main characterristics of Norwegian national and regional development policy - Be able to use theories in the analysis of practical problems - Become familiar with scientific journals and current research within the field.
Learning activities:
Lectures, case presentations, excursions, study of literature, Student presentations and discussions, assignments.
Teaching support:
1. David J. Storey and Francis J. Greene: Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 1st ed. 550 pages.  2. Additional litterature: Selected articles. Information about additional litterature will be posted on Fronter.
Bachelordegree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
BUS210, AOS120
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory one-day excursion and preparations. Start-up camp (Grundercamp), Student presentations.
Partial exam (project assignment), 40 % of final grade. Final written exam.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
In total ca 50 hours in class with lectures, guestl lectures, cases, studentpresentations and discussions. Excursion: 1 day. Assignments for submission: 3 sets.
Basis for grading will be announced on fronter before the course starts.
External examiner controls course material, assignments, examination questions and gudie for evaluation and grading.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått