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Business Challenges

Code 14037
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery To transmit knowledge about entrepreneurship and the process of creating companies, develop in the student a series of skills and attitudes that stimulate critical reflection on entrepreneurship. It is also intended to promote research on entrepreneurship issues, taking into account current and future trends in this field of research
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Impart knowledge about entrepreneurship and business creation process, developed in forming a series of skills and attitudes that encourage critical thinking about entrepreneurship. The aim is also to promote the conduct of investigations on topics of entrepreneurship II.
- Know the: forms and source of funding, forms of support and encouragement to entrepreneurship; legal forms and legal aspects; stages of Top of the activity; alternatives to root;
- Know the problem of growth / development of newly established companies;
- Discuss the challenges of family businesses and meet some of the regulatory instruments of the relationship / family company used successfully;
- Addressing the issue of closures;
- Know the latest trends in international research on entrepreneurship
Syllabus 1 – New venture capital / Financing
2 - Support and promotion of Business Creation
3 - Legal forms and legal aspects
4 - Start the activity
5 - Alternatives to the new venture creation
6 - Growth / development company
7 - Family businesses
8 - Withdrawal
Main Bibliography Bamford, C. E., & Bruton, G. D. (2019). Entrepreneurship: The Art, Science, and Process for Success. 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.
Madeira, M.J. e outros (2016): Manual de Empreendedorismo Social: Da Ideia aos Planos de Negócio, Projeto IDEARIA, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã. ISBN: 978-989-20-6523-6.
Sarkar, Soumodip (2014): Empreendedorismo e Inovação, 3ª Ed. Escolar Editora, Lisboa.
Scarborough, N. and Cornwall, J. (2019) – Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management , 9th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Timmons, J.; Spinelli, S, (2016) New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century 10thEd., London, UK: Prentice-Hall
Ussman, A. M.(2004): As empresas familiares, Edições Sílabo, Lisboa.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Evaluation:
– Paper (Group) [70%]
– Active Participation (Organization of the seminar: Empreender com Paixão e Design Thinking) [30%]
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-15

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