The course starts by observing that large corporations typically face difficulties in adopting disruptive radical innovations: they tend to do poorly when markets suddenly shift. One reason is that large firms lack some of the flexibility and innovative power of small and new entrepreneurial ventures.
Corporate entrepreneurship asks the question: How can large established corporations retain their entrepreneurial spirit? The course explores the reasons underlying the inability of large firms to adapt, and then looks at how organizations can be redesigned for corporate entrepreneurship. It discusses topics like corporate venturing and corporate venture capital.
Jeroen Kuilman is Associate Professor of Management and Academic Director of Tilburg University’s MSc in International Management program. He holds a PhD in Management from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2005). His research interests include entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, and organizational sociology. He has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science. Since 2008 he is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Organization Science and was appointed as member of the Senior Editorial Board of the American Journal of Management Studies.