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:
30
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)

Cases.

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:
-
Syllabus:

Selected articles, books and book chapters.

Information about literature will be posted on Fronter.

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

Teaching in class..

Excursion

Preparations

Student presentations.

Project assignment (graded).

Assessment:

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:
Bachelor
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. 
Note:
Basis for grading will be announced on fronter before the course starts.
Examiner:
External examiner controls course material, assignments, examination questions and gudie for evaluation and grading.
Examination details: :