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Entrepreneurship (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: L5033
Acronym: L5033
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: Yes
Teaching Language(s): English, Portuguese
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 36.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 37.0 h/sem 113.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Not applicable
Objectives The general goal is to provide a background with practical application of important concepts applicable to entrepreneurial environment. In addition to creative aspects, other key business areas will be addressed from an entrepreneurial perspective.
Program I. Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship and society

1. The nature of entrepreneurship
2. The evolution of thinking on entrepreneurship ? the citizen (and the Government?) as an entrepreneur and an innovator
3. Environment, entrepreneurial personality, entrepreneurial option and types of entrepreneurs
4. Understanding and dealing with (un)success
5. Entrepreneurship  and (economic) development

II. The entrepreneurial process

1. Identifying the business opportunity
2. Developing the business concept
3. The value proposition
4. Determining the required resources
5. Acquiring/attracting the required resources
6. Implementation and sustainable development
7.      Exit strategy
Evaluation Method 1.INDIVIDUAL
1.1-Class attendance and participation-10%
1.2- Individual presentation - 10%
1.2-Final Exam (Minimum of 8/20)-30%
2.2-Written Report-20%
Students on periodical evaluation will be evaluated by written test (100%)
Teaching Method 1.A typical class includes:
1.1-Presentation of the objectives.
1.2-Once provided with the necessary theoretical and conceptual background, students are stimulated to engage in brief discussions.
1.3-Assignments and case studies are provided in order to develop the critical thinking.
2.Some classes also include:
2.1-Project tutorial discussions;
2.2-Entrepreneur guest lectures;
2.3-Value proposition presentations.

Students must be prepared for the classes they are attending.
In the 1st week of classes, students covered by the "Rules for Students with Special Statutes" should contact the lecturer, or the coordinator, in order to establish the processes of learning and assessment.

- All original business ideas and concepts presented in the classroom are - and will remain - intellectual property of their authors.
- As teams share details of their plans in class, students and professors will treat them as classified information and will not disclose or distribute information or documents they receive pertaining to these business ideas and plans, unless prior and formal permission is granted by their authors.
Basic Bibliographic Sarkar, S. (2014), Empreendedorismo e Inovação, 3ª Edição, Escolar editora
Complementar Bibliographic Keyhani M, Lévesque M. 2016. The equilibrating and disequilibrating effects of entrepreneurship: revisiting the central premises. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, March Special Issue 10(1)

Welter C, Alvarez S. 2015. The state of opportunities: clarifying the transitions between opportunity types. Management Decision 53(7): 1398-1411.

Alvarez SA, Barney JB, McBride R, Wuebker R. 2014. Realism in the study of entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Review 39(2): 227-231.

Astebro T, Braunerhjelm P, Brostrom A. 2013. Does academic entrepreneurship pay? Industrial and Corporate Change22(1): 281-311.

Perry JT, Chandler GN, Markova G. 2012. Entrepreneurial effectuation: a review and suggestions for future research. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice 36(4): 837-861.