Teaching plan for the course unit

 

 

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On 3 April 2020 and in agreement with the President of the Government of Catalonia, the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge and the rectors of the other Catalan universities, the Rector of the Universitat de Barcelona decided to suspend all second-semester face-to-face teaching activities until the end of the academic year. For this reason, our university's teaching staff may need to make certain changes to the course plans of the subjects they teach, so that they can teach subjects online. When and where such changes are made, they will be explained in a new appendix attached to the end of the original course plan.



General information

 

Course unit name: Companies in Emerging Sectors

Course unit code: 570104

Academic year: 2019-2020

Coordinator: Maria Esther Hormiga Perez

Department: Department of Business

Credits: 2,5

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 62,5

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

22,5

 

-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face

 

22,5

Supervised project

18

Independent learning

22

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

BASIC

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB9. Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgements and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

GENERAL

CG1. Capacity to plan a project based on an original idea in business or innovation, which can have its viability assessed.

CG2. Capacity to work in teams with the objective of developing cross-disciplinary projects.

SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

CE1. Capacity to apply management concepts and tools to solve problems and business cases related to strategic, financial and commercial management in innovative and technology-based companies.

CE5. Capacity to apply idea-generation and creativity techniques to generate new business ideas or innovation processes within an organization.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

— Be able to identify an emerging industry.

— Analyse cases of companies created in emerging sectors.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Emerging industries

*  Concept and definitions

*  Classification of emerging industries

1.1. Definition and characteristics of emerging industries

1.2. Classification of emerging industries

2. Business cases in emerging industries

3. Context for business creation

3.1. The entrepreneurship ecosystem

3.2. The case of Barcelona

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

The sessions take the form of lectures on theory, talks by entrepreneurs and student’s presentations.

Students must access the Virtual Campus to share information with the lecturer.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Continuous assessment is the recommended procedure to properly assess the learning outcomes for the subject:

The final grade is calculated as follows:

• Class attendance and participation: 5% of the final grade

• Group or individual assignments: 95% of the final grade

All the information about the activities can be found in the Virtual Campus.

 

Examination-based assessment

Single assessment consists of an examination with open-answer questions.

 

 

Reading and study resources

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Book

Raposo, M., Smallbone, D., Balaton, K., & Hortoványi, L. (Eds.). (2011). Entrepreneurship, growth and economic development. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Sarasvathy, S. D. (2009). Effectuation: Elements of entrepreneurial expertise. Edward Elgar Publishing, London.

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Article

Woolley, J. L. (2014). The creation and configuration of infrastructure for entrepreneurship in emerging domains of activity. Entrepreneurship theory and practice38(4), 721-747.

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Forbes, D. P., & Kirsch, D. A. (2011). The study of emerging industries: Recognizing and responding to some central problems. Journal of Business Venturing26(5), 589-602.

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Gustafsson, R., Jääskeläinen, M., Maula, M., & Uotila, J. (2016). Emergence of industries: A review and future directions. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18(1), 28-50.

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Phaal, R., O’Sullivan, E., Routley, M., Ford, S., & Probert, D. (2011). A framework for mapping industrial emergence. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 78(2), 217-230.

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Electronic text

Monfardini, E., Probst, L., Szenci, K., Cambier, B., & Frideres, L. (2012). Emerging industries: report on the methodology for their classification and on the most active, significant and relevant new emerging industrial sectors. Extension of the European Cluster Observatory, Promoting better policies to develop world-class clusters in Europe. European Union, July, 20-22.

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ADAPTATION OF THE COURSE PLAN TO ONLINE TEACHING MODE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020, IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

 


AVALUACIÓ CONTINUADA

 The group presentation of the Assigment 1 will be through the Campus Virtual tools instead of on site.

 

Class attendance and participation: 5%

Assignment 1:  20%

Assignment 2:  70%

 

To pass the continuous evaluation the student will have to achieve, as a minimum, an average score of 5.

 

The student may request the single evaluation until the end of the teaching period.

 

AVALUACIÓ ÚNICA

 

If attendance is not possible, an exam will be conducted using the tools available on the Virtual Campus.

 

REAVALUACIÓ

 

If attendance is not possible, an exam will be conducted using the tools available on the Virtual Campus.