Sunday, September 05, 2010

Cognitive model of entrepreneurship and its reflection in three Scandinavian graduate programmes

This is the title of my Master thesis that I submitted few days ago as the finalising part of my studies at the MSc programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the BI Norwegian School of Management.

It is the result of several months of work. Me and my colleague Richard from Hong Kong spent a lot of time and effort doing this research and presenting it as a written report.

The topic focuses on the entrepreneurship education. The intriguing question has been: entrepreneurship, just like the talents of musicians, artists, teachers etc. is often considered to be more art than science. How to teach someone to become an entrepreneur? Is it possible anyway?

Borrowing methods from the field of human geography, we mapped out the very domain of entrepreneurship. Essentially, we constructed the map of entrepreneurship based on the stories of 36 entrepreneurs. Then we did the same for three different graduate programmes focusing on the entrepreneurship as a subject - and compared their cognitive models.

Hopefully, I will make a practical use of this research in the future - this is my intention anyway.

The full as well as summarised text of this work is available on request.


The model of entrepreneurship from the accounts of practitioners (click on it for a larger view)

The model of entrepreneurship in the clusters of meaning (click on it for a larger view)

6 comments:

Siim Säinas said...

One copy for me please :)

Marjam said...

Wow, nii suurepärane idee ja mõttekaarte uurides ka super teostus. Usun, et sellel on kindlasti praktilisi väljundeid, isegi mõtlesin mõttekaarte uurides sellele, kuidas neidsamu põhimõtteid Maru kasvatuses rakendada.

Mulle ka paluks ühte koopiat:)

Peep said...

Mulle kokkuvõte paluks :)

Deniss Rutšeikov said...

Siim, Marjam ja Peep, see uurimustöö nüüd laekus teie postkastidesse. Tore, et tunnete huvi!

zack said...

can you give me one copy. thank you

Deniss Rutšeikov said...

Hi zack,

Sorry, I cannot see who you are and your contact details from your nickname. You can write me on deniss.rutsheikov(t)gmail . com

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