NBS8111 : International Entrepreneurship
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jonathan Kimmitt
- Lecturer: Dr Victoria Mountford-Brown
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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, advancing cross-national comparisons of entrepreneurial activity and the nature of entrepreneurship in the context of global social problems. Students will develop insights, concepts, and skills necessary to understand the start-up process through the development of an international business concept.
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. The module focuses on both the conceptual aspects of international entrepreneurship and practical elements in order to equip the student with a valid grounding of both theory and practice.
Outline Of Syllabus
Eight two hour sessions incorporating lecture, discussion and case study teaching that facilitate the development of business concepts, complemented by 2 one hour seminars:
• International evidence on entrepreneurship and small business
• Small Firm Internationalisation strategies: stages theory, network perspective and born global phenomenon
• International entrepreneurship in the context of global issues and problems
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||8||2:00||16:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The 2 hour sessions will be a combination of formal lecture and individual/group activities and discussion. Lectures provide the basic concepts and framework. These contribute to the module’s intended knowledge outcomes. The 1 hour seminars will complement the module themes and business development, working towards the assessment. Supervised group work give students the opportunity to use the basic concepts and frameworks. This addresses the module’s intended skills outcomes.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||100||2,000 word report|
|Written exercise||2||M||Students to receive feedback on business concepts through seminars|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
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 report will ask students to reflect on the process of developing a business concept and their own role as an individual international entrepreneur, whilst considering the role of entrepreneurship in society more broadly The report requires students to additionally demonstrate understanding of the core themes and issues in international entrepreneurship and the key literature.