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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.

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Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Course code: FTEK080
  • Course higher education credits: 3.0
  • 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

Course outline
The course is taken in conjunction with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship research seminar. There are three conditions for successful completion:
1) A two-page preparation paper that discusses and develops questions based on the reading material presented before the seminar.  This must be submitted before the start of the seminar to AND
2) Active participation on the prepared seminars. 
3) Once 10 seminars are successfully prepared and you have completed skillful active participation and debate with presenting researchers, you will need to write a 5 page reflective summary of what you have learnt jointly from all the seminars. Themes of such a summary should be around positioning of papers, theory testing and theory development, method and academic discourse.

A two-page preparation paper should be brought to each seminar and later approved by either Martin Wallin or Tomas Karlsson. Students are required to bring a printed copy of the preparation paper to the seminar, to be signed by one of the examiners.
Active participation in the seminars approved by either Martin Wallin or Tomas Karlsson.
Approved final reflection by either Martin Wallin or Tomas Karlsson.
To pass the course the participants are required to actively participate in the seminars and contribute in the discussions. Notify the examiners before if you are unable to attend a session. In preparation of each session, students are required to have read the articles and prepared reflections and comments to the material.
Students are required to keep signed copies of papers and other relevant material and submit the package to the examiners at the end of the course.


Readings: In preparation for each session, participants are expected to read the provided material for the seminar. This is typically one research paper of 20-40 papers. Participants are also encouraged to read up on references that the paper uses in order to fully understand the topic. On average, students are encouraged to draw on at least three other relevant research papers in preparing their active participation and preparation paper in the seminars.
Active participation: all seminar presenters are used to academic debate and appreciate an interactive, thought through discussion on their research. Based on your readings and literature review, we expect you to be able to actively participate in the seminars.

Course leaders Martin Wallin, Prof., Div of Innovation Engineering and Management. Tomas Karlsson, Associate Prof., Div of MORE (Management of Organizational Reewal)
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