Italy, Turin

Exploring Entrepreneurship

when 25 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

Entrepreneurship can contribute to solving the big challenges of our time, therefore more and more universities include entrepreneurship education to equip future graduates with entrepreneurship skills.

In this intensive 8-day summer school, we will study entrepreneurship from a wide variety of perspectives. By bringing together students from several countries and cultural backgrounds, different study programs and educational levels (B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D.) to work together in interdisciplinary multilevel groups to explore research on entrepreneurship.

This summer school is research oriented. This means, you will study contemporary entrepre-neurship research, theories, methods and results of research but also reflect on how these results can be translated into applied settings. Some of the aspects we will focus on, are:

How do individual differences contribute to explain entrepreneurial activity?
How does entrepreneurship work among different regions and nations?
How do new ventures decide to internationalize?
How do organizations foster entrepreneurship?
How do specific contexts (e.g., high-tech, social entrepreneurship, energy, medicine) influence the entrepreneurial process?
Which methods of research are used in entrepreneurship research?
What are the challenges in teaching entrepreneurship?
How to teach entrepreneurship?
Are there some differences in teaching entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship?
What are the directions for future research on entrepreneurship education?

Before the summer school, we will invite you to prepare a poster presentation in which you will share with the other participants the entrepreneurial ecosystem of your city and/or country – this will allow you to learn more about your own city and to present it to your school peers.
During the school, you will be working in project groups to design, conduct and report research on a topic of your choice.
Additionally, you will engage in highly interactive sessions in which we will explore entrepreneurship research and applying them to practical cases and your own group research project. You will have ample opportunity to share and draw on each other’s culturally specific experience and knowledge.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some great cultural activities that the vibrant city of Turin has to offer!

Course leader

Prof. dr. A.J. Chepurenko, National Research University - Higher School of Economics
Prof. dr. A.J. Groen, University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Emilio Paolucci – Politecnico di Torino

Target group

The course is designed for students interested in entrepreneurship research aiming at a future career in research and informing their practice with deeper understanding of the process of entrepreneurship. Students of all educational programmes and levels are welcome to joint his summer school.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- Critically assess core theories in entrepreneurship
- Select methodologies that fit your research question.
- Understand the importance of context in entrepreneurship
- Formulate and defend your own views on important issues in entrepreneurship based on research and practice

Credits info

2 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 60 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 250: fee for students of the University of Groningen (NL), University of Twente (NL) or the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (RU)
Includes: lectures, course materials, selected lunches, reception and celebration dinners*

*Fee does not cover travel to Turin, accommodation and other meals. The application fee must be paid once the applicant has been accepted into the programme.
EUR 500: participants from not-partner universities
Includes: lectures, course materials, selected lunches, reception and celebration dinners*

*Fee does not cover travel to Turin, accommodation and other meals. The application fee must be paid once the applicant has been accepted into the programme.

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