Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Firms

7.5 credits

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The course deepens theoretical knowledge on internationalization process theories, with a particular focus on international entrepreneurship – being the discovery, enactment, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities across national boarders to create future goods and services. Application and analysis is made of small and medium-sized entrepreneurial firms expanding abroad. Such firms often have a rapid internationalization, labelled as International New Ventures or Born Globals being international from inception. Entrepreneurial firms are companies that bring new products and services to markets through identifying and acting on opportunities, and as part of the course focus on internationalization, the students will develop and present an international new venture proposal for an existing, or soon to be, INV.


In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city centre. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

The city centre is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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