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The subject of entrepreneurship is about understanding, developing and putting ideas into practice in order to create value and influence society. The purpose of the education in our programmes and courses is to create the conditions for broad entrepreneurship in all sectors of society and equip our students to consciously and critically contribute to society through sustainable entrepreneurship.

Our education is based on a pedagogy with problem-based learning and co-creation with local and regional actors. To support the development of the education, we have formed a co-creator council with representatives from the business community, civil society and authorities in the region.

Research in entrepreneurship is characterised by a broad view of the concept of entrepreneurship, where innovation and creativity in all sectors of society (private sector, public sector and civil society) and organisations are included. It is not uncommon for entrepreneurship to be organised through collaboration across sector boundaries (as is often the case in social economy and social entrepreneurship), which is one of our focus areas. Social, economic and ecological sustainability, both globally and locally, are other overarching themes.

The images of both entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur that exist among students, as well as in the rest of society, are part of our research. So are critical perspectives on entrepreneurship, the diversity of entrepreneurship and the gender perspective on entrepreneurship. The practice of entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurship in rural areas, is also among the focus areas.

Business administration

This subject is a sub-subject under Business Administration. Business Administration includes: 
Management control, accounting and auditing, Supply chain management/Logistics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Organisation, Marketing and International Business.


Collaboration with society

Co-creative advice council

Within the subject of entrepreneurship, we strive to work more collaboratively with research, education, and collaboration. As part of integrating research and education with collaboration, we established a Co-creation Council in 2018/2019 consisting of approximately 20 stakeholders in the Linnaeus regions (Kalmar and Kronoberg). Council members represent both the private and public sectors, as well as civil society organisations.

The purpose of the Co-creation Council is multifaceted:

  • We facilitate mutual exchange on entrepreneurship and sustainable development issues between the region’s organisations, our researchers, and our students.
  • We provide an ongoing meeting place for the region’s organisations to collaborate and find points of contact.
  • We ensure the relevance of our research and education within the surrounding community.
  • We aim for our research results to benefit the region’s organisations.

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