Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Module code: ENTE 2563

Module description

Corporate entrepreneurship is a process whereby organisations, typically midsized or large, engage in innovation, venturing, and strategic renewal. In this module, you will learn how established organisations can use entrepreneurial activities to innovate from within, as well as to respond to turbulent environmental conditions so as to remain relevant, maintain their competitive edge, and improve performance. More specifically, you will first learn about the nature of corporate entrepreneurship, which is the sum of an organisation's innovation, new business venturing, and renewal efforts. You will then explore approaches and apply models to understand the antecedents, organisational design considerations, and outcomes of corporate entrepreneurship. Finally, you will learn about the processes and procedures that established organisations tend to follow to identify, select, and execute innovation projects.

Contact hours per student per year

During online delivery:
Lectures: Asynchronous (equivalent to 2 hours of in-session dedication each week).
Seminars: 1-hour online session each week.

During face-to-face delivery (if we return to our normal teaching format during 2020/21)
Lectures: 2-hours lectures each week.
Seminars: 1-hour session every other week.


  • Case study (individual; 1,500 words): 50%
  • Business case (individual; 15-minute presentation): 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books