BUS3039 : International Entrepreneurship
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Wubiao Zhou
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module will develop students’ understanding of entrepreneurship in an international context through considering a range of key issues and topics. The module adopts a critical and broad-ranging social science approach to the subject and aims to provide students with the ability to analyse entrepreneurship from an international perspective within the context of a wide range of management, organisation studies and social science debates. The module focuses on both the conceptual aspects of international entrepreneurship as well as some practical elements in order to equip the student with a valid grounding of both theory and practice.
The overall aim of this module will be to educate IBM students on the theoretical and practical aspects of developing and growing a small business internationally and advance cross-national comparisons of entrepreneurial activity. Students will develop insights, tools, concepts, and skills necessary to understand the challenges and opportunities of international entrepreneurship.
Outline Of Syllabus
Syllabus to include topics such as:
•International evidence on Entrepreneurship and Small Business
•A macro examination of enterprising nations and impact of cultures
•Small Firm Internationalisation strategies: stages theory, network perspective and born global phenomenon
•Research on IE: findings from GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor)
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||2:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
There will be the opportunity for group discssion during the two hour lecture slots in addition to the presentation of formal lecture material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||100||2,000 word assignment consisting of 2 parts.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will choose a geographic region for the context of their study.
• Choose ONE of four discussion statements and conduct a critical evaluation essay in response to that statement that critically discusses the academic research in the field.
• Identify an international company (start-up or growth SME) from their chosen region and develop an entrepreneurial SWOT analysis of their potential international growth and development.
Mindful of both practical and theoretical learning outcomes of this module, students are required to develop their understanding of international entrepreneurship from both perspectives. The literature review will be developed to demonstrate the students understanding of the core themes and issues in IE and their academic ability to focus on a particular area. The chosen area will be facilitated by the lecture content, which will focus on relevant IE topics, employing research evidence from a number of international contexts. Secondly, the Case study SWOT will focus student’s understanding of the practical relevance of IE and enable them to employ a degree of secondary research analysis. The nature of this activity will develop practical entrepreneurial skills and perspectives of creative problem solving, diagnostic skills and written communication, all of which are needed to grow a small business internationally.