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2015/2016  KAN-CEBUV2000U  Digital Entrepreneurship

English Title
Digital Entrepreneurship

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 70
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Leif Bloch Rasmussen - Department of IT Mangement (ITM)
Administrative contact person is Jeanette Hansen (jha.itm@cbs.dk)
Main academic disciplines
  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Innovation
  • Strategy
Last updated on 15-04-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: After the course, students should be able to:
  • Create own knowledge based ideas and co-create ideas with others in order to establish fruitful innovation potentials
  • D• Demonstrate competencies in theory and praxis in relation-making, decision-making, value-making and sense-making for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Be able to map and visualize innovation potentials and show her/his role in the entrepreneurial process
  • Document and argue for frameworks, theories, models, methodologies and tools in digital entrepreneurship
  • Be able to use ICT as an enabler of digital innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrate alone or with others two examples of minimum viable products for lean start-up and /or business models
Digital Entrepreneurship:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course emphasizes to train the participants in the transformation of theoretical/technical competencies into practice by creating innovation potentials and participate in effectual entrepreneurship. The course will aim at creating new business opportunities, new companies, new work places.
This will take place through transformative learning and generative themes for digital entrepreneurship. Thereby the course will strengthen existing competencies and develop new innovative and entrepreneurial competencies. The participants will use ICT for two purposes:  (1) as an object for innovation and entrepreneurship (2) as an enabler of  innovation and entrepreneurship

The participants will work singlehanded and in commons; i.e. in dialgue with actors in global, regional and local communities and networks. They will create and sustain praxis of knowledge based innovation potentials, business concepts and business models.
These knowledge based innovation potentials, business concepts and business models show necessary depths of knowing in order to inform decision-making  on whether it is possible to create a viable business.
The course will work towards entrepreneurship (individually and/or collectively), intrapreneurship (’corporate entrepreneurship’) as well as extrapreneurship (co-creating in society).

Even though the course focus on the development of new business concepts and business models it will also focus on feeling for and deep understanding of how entrepreneurs, companies and networks work in innovational- and entrepreneurial processes. Therefore an essential part of the course is co-creation with actors in society; i.e. companies, public institutions, NGOs, universities, unions, engaged citizens etc.

A preliminary course plan is:
• Innovation models and tools for entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and extrapreneurship
• Building networks and create knowledge sharing across disciplines, cultures and sectors
• ICT and design methodologies and tools for digital innovation and entrepreneurship
• Development of individual and co-operative generative themes for new business concepts, new business models and new companies (start-ups)
• Choice of  model for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in the ’communities of practice’ formed in the course as the cornerstone of transformative learning and praxis
• Systematic knowledge search and knowledge mapping as the basis for network analysis and knowledge landscapes, including web 2.0, web 3.0 and web 4.0 opportunities
• Mapping and documentation of global, regional and local innovation potentials
• Strategy, marketing, financing and legal aspects of digital innovation and entrepreneurship
• Business Models
• Action Plans
• After the course: Sustaining relation-making, value-making and sense-making through digital narratives and face-to-face meetings.

Students are very welcome to get in contact with the teachers on questions, comments and suggestions for themes.

Teaching methods
24 lectures and 24 exercises

Note that lectures and exercises are combined as an integrated teaching. Learning is focused on transformative learning ('action learning'), and students are supposed to actively discuss and experiment with the presented theories, methodologies, models and tools to become familiar with them and eventually be able to translate them into concrete practical actions; i.e. viable products, services, processes, companies, work places.
Bemærk at forelæsninger og øvelser er sammenlagt som en integreret undervisning.
Teachers on the course are Associate Professor Leif Bloch Rasmussen (CBS) and master.it in e-business Camilla Bartholdy . Other teachers and guest speakers and company representatives can be involved in the process.
Expected literature

C.K.Prahalad & M.S.Krishnan: the new age of innovation – driving co-created value through global networks, McGrawHill, 2008
Tim Clark et.al.: Business Model You – A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career, Wiley, 2012
Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur et.al.: Business Model Generation, Wiley, 2010.
IBM: Capitalizing Complexity, 2010
IBM: Leading through Connections, 2012

Supplementary litterature:
Henrik Herlau & Helge Tetzschner: Fra Jobtager til Jobmager, Model III, Samfundslitteratur, 2006 (In English a shorter version can be found as e-book at http://www.itu.dk/people/cmmm/(HT&HH2)%20kubus_preject.pdf)

Anne Skare Nielsen & Liselotte Lyngsø: En linedans – fra idé til succes, Future Navigator – Nyt Nordisk Forlag, 2011 (only in Danish). Substitutes are:
Maurício Vianna et.al.: Design Thinking - Business Innovation, MJV Press, 2013
Roger Martin: The Design for Business,  Harvard Business School Press, 2009
Tim Brown; Design thinking for change, HarperCollins, 2009
Rob Austin & Lee Devin: Artful Making, Pearson, 2003,

David Snowden: Cynefin Model; www.cognitive-edge.com
Max Boisot: Knowledge Assets, Oxford University Press, 1998

Artikler og andet materiale, som måtte bidrage til at perspektivere, inspirere og udvikle de konkrette innovationer og forretningspotentialer, som de studerende arbejder med.

Last updated on 15-04-2015