20 credits at level HE7
This module examines the nature of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial innovation, culture and business growth
It also enquires into human behaviour(s) relevant to achieving business growth and avoiding failure-proneness. It will provide the appropriate level of knowledge and conceptual frameworks/diagnostic tools in these and other related areas including organisational design, culture and learning for business growth.
1. Nature of entrepreneurship
2. Models of entrepreneurship
3. Influences on entrepreneurial capabilities
4. Entrepreneurial venture and the organisational lifecycle
5. Barriers and growth constraints
6. Culture/learning in the entrepreneurial venture
A range of teaching techniques will be deployed including lectures, analysis of case studies and DVD presentations. Input from students who have appropriate business experience is vital to the course.
Lectures and workshops = 21
Background reading /WebCT materials = 79
Assignment and workplace development =100
The module tutor will facilitate the preparation of the assignment work by providing guidance in class and opportunities for one to one workshops.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to demonstrate knowledge of :
The nature of entrepreneurship and the different entrepreneurial personalities & styles
The internal and external barriers to growth within Small and Medium size Enterprises
Provide a critical analysis of the nature of entrepreneurship
Provide a critical evaluation of the internal and external barriers to growth.
Critically evaluate entrepreneurial cultures/learning
|2.||be able to:.
Undertake a critical analysis of the key factors influencing the enterprise venture.
Demonstrate critical abilities in analysing the key factors influencing the enterprise venture
|3.||be able to:
Undertake research related to entrepreneurship and business growth
Retrieve relevant sources of information with limited assistance and provide evidence in the form of a bibliography.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay - 4,000 -4,500 words|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bolton, B & Thompson, J (2000), Entrepreneurs: talent, temperament, technique, Butterworth-Heinemann
Carter, S & Jones, J (2000) Enterprise and Small Business, Financial Times-Prentice Hall
Brown, A. (1998) Organisational Culture, London: FT Pitman. 2nd Edition.
Wickham, P. (2003) Strategic Entrepreneurship, Harlow, Pearson Education, 3rd Edition.
Bessant, J. and Tidd, J. (2007) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Chichester, John Wiley.
Enterprise and innovation management studies
Journal of Small Business Management
Small business forum
Entrepreneurship theory and practice
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