Organizing studies entrepreneurially to adjust inner and outer worlds during COVID-19

Karine Oganisjana, Mats Westerberg, Lenita Hietanen

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This research aims to analyze the effect of a five-stage strategy elaborated within the Erasmus+ project FOrSE (Framework for Organizing Studies Entrepreneurially) realized by three EU universities. The strategy was integrated into a study course of Pedagogy to enhance entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviors of first-year international Master students who did not have any opportunity for face-to-face studies because of the quarantine. The key focus of the strategy is to promote students’ ability to analyze the problems facing them during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify and/or realize new opportunities in the face of the worries and uncertainty. The qualitative content analysis of the Master students’ reflections and the analysis of the challenges faced, and new opportunities identified and/or realized showed that they tried to adjust their inner world to the events which take place in the outer world for gaining self- confidence and achieving harmony.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics
Subtitle of host publicationIMCIC 2021: Volume II (Post-Conference Edition)
EditorsNagib Callaos, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Natalja Lace, Belkis Sánchez, Michael Savoie
Place of PublicationWinter Garden
PublisherInternational institute of informatics and systemics
ISBN (Print)978-1-950492-53-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
MoEC publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventThe International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2021 - Virtuaalinen, Orlando, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 202012 Mar 2021
Conference number: 12

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of the 12th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2021)


ConferenceThe International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics
Abbreviated titleIMCIC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • COVID-19
  • Inspiration
  • Opportunity identification
  • Opportunity realization
  • Organizing studies entrepreneurially
  • Selfnegotiated action

Field of science

  • General education

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