Course code BUS370

BUS370 Business development, policy and innovation

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2016 - 2017 .

Course responsible: Siw Marita Fosstenløkken, Siw Marita Fosstenløkken
Teachers: Mina Mælum Norstrøm
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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
Last time: 2017V
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Nature-based Tourism, Business Administration, 
Course contents:

Innovation policy, innovation systems, and context.

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

Regional innovation policy 

Excursion (with preparations and reporting).

Guest lectures (Norwegian innovation and entreprenurship policy)


Project assignment

Student presentations.

Learning outcome:
Through the study of theory, literature and assignments, insight is given into current problems connected with economic development and innovation. 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:

Selected articles, books and book chapters.

Information about literature will be posted on Fronter.

Bachelordegree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
BUS210, AOS120
Mandatory activity:

Teaching in class..



Student presentations.

Project assignment (graded).


Partial exam (project assignment) counts 40 % of final grade. Final written exam 3,5 hours counts 60 %.

Both must pass to achieve grade in the subject.

Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
In total ca 50 hours in class with lectures, guest lectures, cases, studentpresentations and discussions, as well as excursion. 
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.
Examination details: :