Entrepreneurship in Regional Development and Growth

7.5 Credits
First Cycle
School of Information and Engineering
Subject field
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EUN)
Group of Subjects
Business Administration
Disciplinary Domain
Technology, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
No main field of study1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 26 November 2020.
This syllabus is valid from 06 February 2021.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students willll be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts and models for growth (1)
  • Describe common obstacles and opportunities for growth in entrepreneurial companies (2)
  • Explain how entrepreneurship can contribute to regional development (3)
  • Compare various corporate growth patterns and growth processes (4)
  • Analyse the opportunties different companies have to contribute to regional development
    and growth (5)

Course Content

The course begins with a look at the basic concepts and models for growth. This includes sorting out different measures of what growth is and what different growth patterns might look like. In addition to this, there is discussion about various kinds of growth, e.g. organic growth and growth through acquisition, as well as a review of both the most common obstacles for growth and the measures used to promote growth. These obstacles and opportunities are also discussed with respect to the environment of entrepreneurial companies and the way these companies can contribute to regional development.
In the second part of the course, students compare the growth of two or more successful companies and analyse any differences based on the situation  of each company. They also discuss how each company can contribute to regional development and competitiveness.


Written examination, 3.5 credits (examines objectives 1, 2)
Individual written assignment and active participation in the seminar, 2,5 credits (examines objectives 4, 5)
Reflection protocol, 1,5 credits (examines objective 3)

Forms of Study

Lectures and seminars.


The Swedish grades U–VG.

Reflection protocol, U-G.
To pass the course with distinction (VG), students must achieve VG in the written examination and individual written assignment.


  • 30 credits in Entrepreneurship and Innovation including the course Conditions for Entrepreneurial Companies 7,5 credits

Other Information

Students who have been admitted to and registered on the course are entitled to receive tuition and/or supervision only during the course to which they were accepted.

Make-up assignments and reworked seminar assignments must be submitted no later than the dates specified in the study guide.

Replaces EU1032.