Course 6: Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking

Welcome & Networking, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity13.09.2023 10:00 - 18:00 (Mi)TUM Graduate School
Course 6: Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking14.09.2023 09:00 - 18:00 (Do)Amy Zhao-Ding
Course 6: Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking15.09.2023 09:00 - 16:00 (Fr)Amy Zhao-Ding
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship, new ventures, opportunity identification, opportunity exploitation, entrepreneurial thinking.

Introduction to the course topics:

This workshop provides an introduction to entrepreneurial thinking. We ground the workshop in the strong belief that the capabilities of entrepreneurship will be critical to every scientist’s or manager’s future career, whether he or she chooses to create a standalone new venture, becomes a member of the corporate world, or wants to excel in academia. The workshop is intended to provide doctoral candidates with an experience of thinking and behaving in the typical manner of successful entrepreneurs. The workshop will explore and examine the core features of entrepreneurship. The central part will be the identification and exploitation of new opportunities to create and capture value. We will also connect such endeavors to your personal motivations and goals.

Course aims:

  • Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to recognize the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors, and skills.
  • Participants will understand the central role of teamwork and how to manage it while identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Like real-life entrepreneurship, this workshop will be action-oriented and hands-on. Participants should be willing to share ideas, experiences, and ambitions.

Teaching methods:

Input sessions by the instructors and based on podcasts featuring highly successful entrepreneurs, interactive elements, group discussions, and group presentations

Participation requirements: None.

Technical requirements: None

Literature: None.

Other information, notes: None.

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Prof. Amy Zhao-Ding

Professor Amy Zhao-Ding‘s research focuses on firm’s cognition and behaviour in nascent markets and fields where game-changing technologies have enabled a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities. She studies mobile application developers and examine how to learn from their own and others' experiences as well as customers' feedback to identify opportunities and navigate nascent markets as an uncertain and evolving functionality landscape. Broadly, Prof. Zhao-Ding is interested in approaching teaching and research in entrepreneurship with a lens of organization theory, particularly in digital and cultural industries.