GEOG8512 - Entrepreneurship and Regional Innovation


New from the academic year 2014/2015

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oppgave 100/100

Course content

The PhD course will focus upon characteristics of industrial development beyond core regions and policy adapted to situations in such regions. The theme is substantiated by the fact that much theorising of regional industrial development is developed based on characteristics in well-developed core regions. As less populated regions and peripheral regions have quite different characteristics from core regions, they may benefit from other types of industrial and innovation policy. This fact points to a need for theoretical reflections and empirical investigations of industrial development and policy initiatives in regions beyond the typical core regions. The PhD course will also pay attention to conceptual challenges related to the development of a green economy.

Learning outcome

By participating in this course the candidate will gain knowledge on core and recent theories, concepts and debates on entrepreneurship and innovation in a regional context.

The course aims to provide the participants with tools to think, discuss, and write theoretically about entrepreneurship and regional innovations and positioning themselves in relation to recent discussions through a paper. The course will enable phd-candidates to reflect on the individual phd-project and its theoretical and methodological position.

Learning methods and activities

2 days of seminar including lectures, oral presentation, group discussions, field trip, paper writing, and 2 days attendance to NORSA conference, which includes lectures and paperpresentations

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation at the course seminar and at the NORSA conference, written abstract and paper

Required previous knowledge

Masters degree or equivalent

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2015

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Geography
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oppgave 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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