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Family Entrepreneurship 5 Credits

Course Contents

This course deals with family entrepreneurship. The course focuses on the role of family owners in developing and renewing family businesses by focusing on the interpersonal dynamics in entrepreneurship. We explore a family embeddedness perspective for entrepreneurship and key issues related to the entrepreneurial process of family owners as well as the choices of entrepreneurial families and their members. By discussing entrepreneurial entry and exit decisions we will explore the factors influencing the decision of initiating a family business, succession issues and portfolio decisions of family entrepreneurs. The course takes an international perspective on these issues.
The course is specially designed for those who are interested in starting a family business, entering, acquiring, or succeeding in it, with a particular attention to interpersonal dynamics in entrepreneurship. More in general the course will provide solid competences on how to establish business relations with family businesses, that are the most common type of organization in the world.

Connection to research and practice
This course builds on the research excellence and practical relevance of the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership, bridging the core competences of JIBS faculty on family entrepreneurship. The students will have a unique opportunity for applying the most relevant theoretical concepts to examples, cases and experiences from entrepreneurial families around the world. The course is specially designed for those who are interested in starting a family business, entering, acquiring, or succeeding in it, more in general the course will provide solid competences on how to establish business relations with family businesses, that are the most common type of organization in the world.

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (or the equivalent), (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) and a minimum of 7.5 credits in entrepreneurship.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JFER24
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business SchoolLast modified 2023-01-15 17:31:36