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2019/2020  KAN-CSDEO1000U  Entrepreneurship and the Creation of New Forms

English Title
Entrepreneurship and the Creation of New Forms

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Social Sciences
Course coordinator
  • All
    Robin Holt - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural studies
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 27-06-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Apply integrated concepts and models to the group’s choice of case, discuss strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate the analysis.
  • Generate and iterate on the ways in which we might understand entrepreneurial experience, leading to a coherent and thought-through conceptualization of what it is to create a new organizational form.
  • Apply relevant thinking and concepts appropriately from organization studies as well as philosophy, literature and aesthetics.
  • Contrast, integrate, and compare relevant concepts and theories of organizational creation and forming.
Entrepreneurship and the Creation of New Forms:
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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 4-5
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
4-5 persons: 30 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
15 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Exam based on written report which is then presented in aural form by the group

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course content centers on understanding entrepreneurial experience as the creation of a new organizational form. The places forming, and the aesthetics of such, at the centre of what it is to create and run a business venture.  Central topics include the concepts of style, value and space. The teaching will involve lectures, in-class discussion, break-out group work, research work in groups in and around the city of Copenhagen, group presentations and collective feedback. Students will use the concepts and theories they are taught, applying and analyzing their use-value, bringing to life the ways in which the entrepreneurial experience might be understood. The students will gain skills in conceptual analysis, in working in groups both intellectually and practically, in struggling with academic understandings to better appreciate what it means to be in business for or with oneself and others.

Description of the teaching methods
The course is uses lecture format, group work (presentations, discussions, feedback) and research activity in and about the city. The students will be guided to self-selected groups who will collaborate on a study of an entrepreneurial venture they discover somehow ‘based’ in and about the city of Copenhagen. Strong emphasis is placed in blending understanding from business studies, organization studies and the humanities. The teaching will take place at both CBS and KADK.

Students wil be expected to conduct research using concepts provided in class, to write a report based on the findings and to present their work in a group.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will given isn response to presentations of research ideas and group presentations through the course of the module.

Feedback will be given in plenary sessions with students provising feedback to one another as well as the lecturer.
Student workload
Attending class 32 hours
Preparation (including for exam) 150 hours
Fieldwork 24 hours
Expected literature

Course literature posted on Learn

Last updated on 27-06-2019