PEMBAPDK Entrepreneurship

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Jarmila Duháček Šebestová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. A K M Zakaria (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Jarmila Duháček Šebestová, Ph.D.
Department of Business Economics and Management - School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: Ing. Žaneta Rylková, Ph.D.
Mon 8:55–10:30 A406
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PEMBAPDK/01: Mon 10:35–11:20 A406, J. Duháček Šebestová, A. Zakaria
Prerequisites (in Czech)
FAKULTA ( OPF ) && TYP_STUDIA ( B ) && ( FORMA ( P ) || FORMA ( Z ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/12, only registered: 2/12
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • 1. Entrepreneur and entrepreneurial mindset
    Defining entrepreneurship as process and activity. Understanding the importance of entrepreneurship in the society. Describing characteristics, advantages and disadvantages for being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneur and the process of idea development. Creativity and business thinking tests. Looking for entrepreneurial opportunities. Idea vs opportunity.
    2. Start-ups and their active support policy
    Definition of small and medium enterprises according to valid legislation. Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the EU. Ecosystems supporting entrepreneurship (incubators, accelerators, coworking centres). Counselling and mentoring programmes for start-ups.
    3. Operating the business
    All the various activities and skills needed to run the business successfully. Basic principles and differences in the management related to personnel, financial, operational areas. Economical minimum for entrepreneurs. Crisis management related to business life cycle.
    4. Specific types of business ventures
    Family business and its challenges, plan of succession. Business of the young people, women entrepreneurship. Social business and its specifics. Comparing economic concepts when making decisions for an entrepreneurial venture. Scenario and Business Planning differences according those business ventures.
    5. Managing and growing the venture
    Networking and alliances in business. Innovation as a source of growth and development for business. Scale-up tendencies and projects. Development of a comparative matrix of different venture models. Financial issues of mergers and acquisitions.
    6. International business ventures
    Strategies and structures of international business and assess the special roles of an international business's various functions. Formulating and executing strategies, plans, and tactics to succeed in international business ventures. Licensing and franchising, main advantages and disadvantages.
    required literature
  • BURNS, P.,2016. Entrepreneurship and small business: start-up, growth and maturity. Fourth edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137430359.
  • LONGENECKER, Justin G., William J. PETTY, Leslie E. PALICH and Frank HOY. Small Business Management. Launching & Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures. McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. ISBN 978-1-305-40574-5. info
    recommended literature
  • HILL, Ch. W. L. and G. T. M. HULT, 2017. International business: competing in the global marketplace. 11 e. New York: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN 978-1-260-08415-3.
  • KURATKO, D. F., 2017. Entrepreneurship: theory, process, practice. Tenth edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-1305576247.
  • NECK, H M, P NECK CH and E L MURRAY. Entrepreneurship: the practice and mindset. os Angeles: SAGE, 2018. ISBN 978-1-4833-8352-1. info
  • SHALLEY, CH. E., HITT, M. A. and J. ZHOU. The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. London: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-061060-9. info
  • STOKES, D. and N. WILSON. Small business management and entrepreneurship. Seventh edition. Hampshire: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN 978-1-4737-2973-5. info
    not specified
  • AULET, Bill. Disciplined entrepreneurship workbook. John Wiley & Sons, 2017. ISBN 978-1-119-36579-2. info
Teaching methods
Lectures,lectures, class discussion, homework, reading, an active participation in seminars connected with solving of complex case studies and preparation of a semester-long paper.
Assessment methods
Assessment methods: graded semester-long paper, based on active participation in seminars (30% of the grade), presentation of the results of the paper and discussion (20% of the grade), written exam (50% of the grade). The student's overall grade is determined by the sum of the points obtained. The minimum pass mark is 60% of the total.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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