This online course provides a flexible learning platform introducing students to the current themes in the field entrepreneurship research. The course focuses on “how to search for literature” and “how to comprehend scientific articles” in the field of entrepreneurship. Further, it addresses “how to formulate an interesting and novel research question”. The course also provides a series of exercises and “tips and tricks” useful for conducting a literature review and developing a theoretical framework.
Students gain an overview of current themes in the field of entrepreneurship research. They develop competencies in conducting a literature review and writing an academic paper. Through online exercises, students develop their skills in searching for suitable literatures and comprehending scientific articles. They also learn to problematize under-explored phenomena in the entrepreneurship literature and to specify a relevant research question and theoretical approach for developing new knowledge on a particular topic. As a final outcome, students are able to summarize an academic discussion and its societal relevance, which can be directly applied in their Master’s thesis work or any other research project; in particular, students are able to write a comprehensive and concise theoretical framework, including an introduction and literature review.
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