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International Entrepreneurship


Many ventures will go abroad to access international customers, experts or resources or experience competition from international companies. This course focuses on international dimensions of entrepreneurship and innovation in terms of understanding different types of contexts, strategies for succeeding on international arenas, internationalization processes as well as international governance and leadership. The course is an elective and is offered as an intensive course in the third semester. The original plan for the course was to include a study tour to Tsinghua University, Beijing China. The area around Tsinghua University is the second largest high tech investment eco system in the world, and core to China’s efforts to become a high tech nation. Due to the Covid-19 situation, this cannot be done this year. We will, however, give particular attention to the industrial dynamics in the Beijing area including Norwegian companies  that are involved.

Course content

The course content includes:

  • INVs: Definition and understanding
  • The international context: Culture, Economic, Social systems
  • International Strategy
  • Internationalization processes
  • International Organization, Control and Leadership
  • Building international networks and alliances


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