Course Description: This seminar provides an introduction to seminal readings in innovation and entrepreneurship. The focus is on theory building and empirical testing of the factors shaping key aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. Specifically, our objective is to understand to the major theoretical threads and controversies in the field. It will also examine the methodologies that are important to research in this area.
Students will learn about various perspectives, examine different methodologies, explore some original empirical research, make connections between theory and empirical research, and practice critiquing and identifying insight in research. These skills are important preconditions to developing one’s own original ideas.