Bart Clarysse: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Prof. Dr. Bart Clarysse
ETH Zürich, WEV H 311
|+41 44 632 74 40
|Management, Technology, and Economics
Entry level course in management for BSc, MSc and PHD students at all levels not belonging to D-MTEC. This course can be complemented with Discovering Management (Excercises) 351-0778-01.
|B. Clarysse, S. Brusoni, E. Fleisch, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, T. Netland, G. von Krogh, F. von Wangenheim
|Discovering Management offers an introduction to the field of business management and entrepreneurship for engineers and natural scientists. The module provides an overview of the principles of management, teaches knowledge about management that is highly complementary to the students' technical knowledge, and provides a basis for advancing the knowledge of the various subjects offered at D-MTEC.
|Discovering Management combines in an innovate format a set of lectures and an advanced business game. The learning model for Discovering Management involves 'learning by doing'. The objective is to introduce the students to the relevant topics of the management literature and give them a good introduction in entrepreneurship topics too. The course is a series of lectures on the topics of strategy, innovation, corporate finance, leadership, design thinking and corporate social responsibility. While the 14 different lectures provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations, the experiential learning outcomes result from the interactive business game. The purpose of the business game is to analyse the innovative needs of a large multinational company and develop a business case for the company to grow. This business case is as relevant to someone exploring innovation within an organisation as it is if you are planning to start your own business. By discovering the key aspects of entrepreneurial management, the purpose of the course is to advance students' understanding of factors driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and company success.
|Discovering Management aims to broaden the students' understanding of the principles of business management, emphasizing the interdependence of various topics in the development and management of a firm. The lectures introduce students not only to topics relevant for managing large corporations, but also touch upon the different aspects of starting up your own venture. The lectures will be presented by the respective area specialists at D-MTEC.
The course broadens the view and understanding of technology by linking it with its commercial applications and with society. The lectures are designed to introduce students to topics related to strategy, corporate innovation, leadership, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, value chain analysis, corporate social responsibility, and business model innovation. Practical examples from industry experts will stimulate the students to critically assess these issues. Creative skills will be trained by the business game exercise, a participant-centered learning activity, which provides students with the opportunity to place themselves in the role of Chief Innovation Officer of a large multinational company. As they learn more about the specific case and identify the challenge they are faced with, the students will have to develop an innovative business case for this multinational corporation. Doing so, this exercise will provide an insight into the context of managerial problem-solving and corporate innovation, and enhance the students' appreciation for the complex tasks companies and managers deal with. The business game presents a realistic model of a company and provides a valuable learning platform to integrate the increasingly important development of the skills and competences required to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, analyse the future business environment and successfully respond to it by taking systematic decisions, e.g. critical assessment of technological possibilities.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|Discovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Business Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich.
No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
|Discovering Management (Exercises)
Complementary exercises for the module Discovering Managment.
Prerequisite: Participation and successful completion of the module Discovering Management (351-0778-00L) is mandatory.
|B. Clarysse, L. De Cuyper
|This course is offered complementary to the basis course 351-0778-00L, "Discovering Management". The course offers additional exercises and case studies.
|This course is offered to complement the course 351-0778-00L. The course offers additional exercises and case studies.
|The course offers additional exercises and case studies concering:
Strategic Management; Technology and Innovation Management; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Finance and Accounting; Marketing and Sales.
Please refer to the course website for further information on the content, credit conditions and schedule of the module: https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/mtec/chair-of-entrepreneurship/en/education/discovering-management.html
|U. Claesson, B. Clarysse
|Technology ventures are significantly changing the global economic picture. Technological skills increasingly need to be complemented by entrepreneurial understanding.
This course offers the fundamentals in theory and practice of entrepreneurship in new technology ventures. Main topics covered are success factors in the creation of new firms, including founding, financing and growing a venture.
|This course provides theory-grounded knowledge and practice-driven skills for founding, financing, and growing new technology ventures. A critical understanding of dos and don'ts is provided through highlighting and discussing real life examples and cases.
|See course website: http://www.entrepreneurship.ethz.ch/education/fall/technology-entrepreneurship.html
|Lecture slides and case material
|Advanced Studies in Entrepreneurship
Does not take place this semester.
|This course aims to introduce students to important themes and conversations in entrepreneurship research.
|At the end of the course, students will understand core conversations in the field of entrepreneurship research and are expected to be able to discuss how respective theories and concepts might relate to their own research interests in entrepreneurship or adjacent managerial fields.
0. Introduction Session (1hr)
1. The Entrepreneurial Process: PSED, Discovery vs. Creation, Social Ontology
2. Behavioral Approaches to Entrepreneurship I: Traits & Motivations, Intentions & Passion
3. Behavioral Approaches to Entrepreneurship II: Entrepreneurial Cognitions, Opportunity Decision-making
4. Resource Mobilization I: Venture Capital — now and then
5. Resource Mobilization II: Crowd-funding, Community-approaches, Accelerators
6. Entrepreneurial Strategy I: Foundations of Entrepreneurial Strategy, Technology Commercialization Strategies
7: Entrepreneurial Strategy II: Strategic Entrepreneurial Action — Agency vs. Institutional Logics
Further Details: http://www.entrepreneurship.ethz.ch/education/fall/advanced-readings.html
|All papers are accessible through the ETH Library or will be provided at the start of the course.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|For each session, students will need to prepare for an in-depth discussion of all assigned papers. That means, students are supposed to read and critically review all the papers assigned for the session. A brief summary assessment of the session papers will need to be submitted in advance. Students will also take discussion leadership for selected papers. Discussant roles will be assigned in the introduction session.