Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


23 May 2011 - 27 May 2011
Course directors:
Slavica Singer, University of Osijek, Croatia
Saras Sarasvathy, Darden School, University of Virginia, United States
Course description:

DREAM is based on ideas related to effectual entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship research is a relatively young discipline that has until recently been focused on the recognition and discovery of opportunities. As it grows up and engages in a more serious conversation with the history of ideas, an additional exciting agenda might consist in researching entrepreneurship not only as finding but also as ‘making’ new opportunities, firms, markets and institutions. Intellectual inspiration for this agenda comes from works such as Herbert Simon’s Sciences of the Artificial, Nelson Goodman’s Ways of Worldmaking, and James Buchanan and Victor Vanberg’s Market as a Creative Process.

Purpose of DREAM is to map the possibilities for an agenda for entrepreneurship research that relaxes the assumption that most key variables in our models are exogenous to the decision process; that outcomes are largely determined through pre-existing stable relationships between those variables; and that we are caught in a strict dichotomous choice between micro and macro levels of analysis.

Programme offers 5 ECTS credits, there are no special requirements; students have present their research proposals and submit their final papers.

Course lecturers:
Slavica Singer, University of Osijek, Croatia
Stuart Read, IMD business school, Switzerland
Saras Sarasvathy, Darden School, University of Virginia, United States