Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet

EKHM74 Economic History: Small Business Economics and Entrepreneurship, 7,5 credit points (ETCS)

Today it is widely acknowledged that entrepreneurship and small businesses contribute to societal development and economic growth. Entrepreneurial activity is basically about finding business opportunities and managing their commercialisation in a (small) firm setting. The individual entrepreneur and small-scale business firm often have a particularly characteristics with regards their need for resources, and the development and growth of the firms which influence the design of public policies for entrepreneurship and small businesses. The course 
focuses on four aspects: 1) The characteristics of entrepreneurship, business formation and small business, 2) Small business closure and growth, 3) Financial markets for entrepreneurship and small businesses, 4) Public policies for entrepreneurship and small businesses.