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COURSE TITLE / CODE: Advanced Entrepreneurship Theory & Research / DBA 840D COURSE CREDIT : 3 Units PREREQUISITE : Management and Organization Theory (DBA810D) Advanced Multivariate Statistics PREREQUISITE TO : TYPE OF COURSE : Core FACULTY : DR. EMILINA R. SARREAL (emilina.sarreal@dlsu.edu.ph) TERM / TIME / ROOM : 1st Term, AY 2010 - 2011 Course Description : Theory building and empirical testing of the factors shaping the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities; creation of new organizations; and nurturing their growth and development. Objectives/Values : At the end of the course, the students are expected to accomplish the following: 1. know the major theoretical breakthroughs and controversies in the field of entrepreneurship theory and research; 2. understand and apply research methodologies that have been used or are recommended to be used by empirical studies in this area; 3. determine and explain the linkages between the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in developed and developing economies. 4. conduct empirical research on the theory and practices of entrepreneurship which can further be pursued as a possible dissertation topic. COURSE CONTENT
Topics/Activities Course Orientation Scheduling Requirements Grading System REFERENCES June 5 Dates

Shane I. Overview of the field of Coviello Entrepreneurship Theory & Research

June 12

Topics/Activities II. Methodology Entrepreneurial Research

REFERENCES of Dess Howorth Shane: Chp 2 Shane: Chp 3 Arenius Holcombe June 26 June 19

Dates

III. Existence & Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities

IV. The Entrepreneur and the Decision To Exploit

Shane: Chp 4 Shane: Chp 5 Khilstrom Evans

July 3

Mid-Term Examination and Presentation of Entrepreneurship Research Concept paper V. The Locus of Exploitation Shane: Chp 6 Drucker

July 10

July 17 July 24

VI. Environmental Influences Shane: Chp 7 on Firm Formation Baumol Caves VII. Firm Formation Processes Shane: Chp 10 and Organization Design Katz VIII. Resource Assembly Azoulay Shane: Chp 8 Shane IX. Entrepreneurial strategy and Presentation of Preliminary Research Results Fieldwork to prepare Research Proposal X. Entrepreneurship Colloquium (Session 13) XI. Integration and Submission of Final Research Report Solymossy Shane: Chp 9 Berry

July 31

August 7

August 14

August 21 August 28 September 4

Teaching Methods/Strategies: The Focus of this course will be on the discussion of published empirical work and on-going research; and the conduct of an empirical study on entrepreneurship. Students will take turns serving as Discussion Leaders in class. Each is expected to (a) lead in the discussion of a book chapter of the main reference book using the other references listed in this syllabus as possible discussion inputs; (b) integrate a particular published article or material into the stream of entrepreneurship research, and promote the understanding of a particular assigned article among fellow classmates using the Guide Question below; and (c) facilitate the understanding of the field of entrepreneurship in a colloquium by presenting an original research paper. Guide Questions: 1. What kind of phenomena and/or research problems was the article concerned with describing and/ or explaining? 2. What are the theoretical framework and key concepts? How are these concepts connected? 3. What research methods were used to study and analyze the phenomena or research problem? 4. What kind of data was collected? 5. What are the major contributions of the article? (a) More descriptive information about a particular phenomenon? (b) A new conceptual scheme (useful way of thinking) for (I) investigation and research; (ii) improved practice; or (iii) both? (c) A new method or a refinement of an old one? (d) New findings (empirical generalizations, correlations, statements that a significant relationship exist between X and Y, causal relations? (e) A new theoretical explanation for the findings? 6. What assumptions is the article making with respect to values, human nature, and method? 7. What are some of the major weaknesses of the work? How might these weaknesses be addressed? 8. How can the ideas and the information generated by the article be applied? 9. If you were to conduct a similar or follow-up study, what theoretical framework and research method will you employ? 10 What are your other observations and comments about the article? Requirements: Book Chapter Review and Discussion, Article Review and Critique, Entrepreneurship Research Proposal and Empirical study. Submission of three (3) ringbound copies of Entrepreneurship Research Proposal one week before Entrepreneurship Research Colloquium. Assessment / Evaluation: Recitation & Class Participation Assignments: Book Chapters, Review & Critique of Articles Mid-Term Examination Entrepreneurship Research Proposal TOTAL Passing grade = 2.5 (85-88%) 20% 25 20 35 100%

Text / Materials : Shane, S. 2003. A General Theory of Entrepreneurship- The Individual-Opportunity Nexus Chapters 2 to 10

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