Cultural Entepreneurship


To study and reflect critically and comparatively on some specificities of entrepreneurship in Culture:

  1. Analyze entrepreneurship projects;

  2. Assess the potential of entrepreneurship in information areas;

  3. Diagnose and design feasible entrepreneurship projects.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Carlos Manuel dos Santos Vargas


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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European Commission, (2013). Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, COM(2012) 795 final, 9 Jan 2013.
Hagoort; Thomassen; Kooyman (ed), (2012). Pioneering minds worldwide. On the entrepreneurial. Principles of the Cultural and Creative Industries. Delft: Eburon Academic Press.
Kuhlke; Schramme; Kooyman (ed) (2015). Creating cultural capital. Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice. Eburon Academic Press.
Rae; Gee; Moon, (2009). Creating an entreprise culture in a University: the role of an entrepreneurial learning team, Industry and Highe Education, vol.23, p.183-197.
Sorin & Sessions, (2015). Case Studies in Cultural Entrepreneurship: How to Create Relevant and Sustainable Institutions: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Throsby,D. (2010). Culture of innovation. London: NESTA.
Wiklund, Davidsson, Audretsch & Karlsson, (2011). The Future of Entrepreneurship Research. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(1), 1-9. World Economic Forum Switzerland, (2009).

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through presential classes and independent work by students. The face-to-face classes will have a theoretical-practical character, consisting of moments of theoretical exposition of the themes, practical exercises, oral presentations and debates participated by the students. Students should read the material that is suggested before each class. The autonomous work of the students must complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the classroom, promoting autonomous learning by the students.

Evaluation method

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Subject matter

I. Entrepreneurship. Frameworks
1. A concept?
2. An economic technique?
3. A business attitude?
4. A job perspective?
5. A rereading of the economic?
II. Entrepreneurship and culture
6. Social and Human Sciences and entrepreneurship.
7. Information and Documentation Sciences and entrepreneurship.
8. Archives, Libraries, Museums, Cultural Centers and the Arts.
9. Entrepreneurship in Culture.
III. Constituents of entrepreneurship
10. Cultural capital.
11. The new industries of Culture.
12. Diagnose, communicate, project, evaluate.
13. Culture as a socio-economic agent.
14. Opportunities and challenges.
IV. Educating for entrepreneurship
15. Is it possible to teach entrepreneurship?
16. University knowledge and entrepreneurship.
17. The good practices of entrepreneurship.
V. Junior companies
18. An example of entrepreneurship.
19. An active view of internships and training for life.
20. The dynamism of the University, Alumni, Entity / Company triangle.


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