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Nordic Five Tech - PhD course database

Nordic Five Tech (N5T) is an alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. N5T has a joint PhD course database where you can search for courses to match your interests and needs.

Courses given by Technology Management and Economics

Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Course code: FTEK055
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Graduate school: Technology Management and Economics
  • Course is normally given:
  • Language: The course will be given in English
  • Nordic Five Tech (N5T): This course is free for PhD students from N5T universities

The course is currently dormant and unfortunately it is not yet decided when it will be provided next time.
If you have interest in taking the course during next year (autumn 2019 or spring 2020), please indicate to Yvonne Olausson

Below is a brief presentation of the course outline:

Prerequisites and registration: The course is limited to 20 participants. All applicants should be enrolled as PhD students. If more than 20 persons apply for the course, participants will be selected on the basis of the date of application with priority given to PhD students from the Department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers. Participants need to have research experience, i.e. need to have been enrolled for at least one year; it is a rather advanced course. Further, participants need to have knowledge from the fields of innovation management. If you are hesitating if you have the qualifications to participate, please contact the course responsible. 

Objectives and learning outcomes: The Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship course is a general however not an introductory course in the broad field of innovation management. It aims at providing an extended understanding of various perspectives of innovation and entrepreneurship from the managerial perspective. The course will also bring up how to do research on the managerial aspects of innovation.

Course outline: Seminars and lectures, preparations, hand-ins and reflections for each lecture/seminar. Details to be decided.

Examination: To pass this course the participants are required to actively participate in the seminars and the lectures and contribute in the discussions. Participation is compulsory. In preparation of each session, students are required to have read the articles and prepared reflections and comments to the material. Participants will also write a final paper related to one of the topics of the course. The final papers should have the character of a conceptual research paper where key notions are elaborated upon, using the course literature but mainly build on additional texts.


Literature. A  number of relevant articles for each seminar/lecture, in total ~25 articles. Details to be decided.

Professor Sofia Börjesson
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Published: Thu 22 Nov 2018.