BUS3060 : International Entrepreneurship
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Wubiao Zhou
- Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Kimmitt
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 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)
• (Social) Entrepreneurship as a solution to global issues and challenges
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:00||64:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||2:00||36:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||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||50||2,000 word assignment consisting of 2 parts.|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||25||Group presentation of feasibility study|
|Essay||2||M||25||2000 word reflective report|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
• 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 country 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.
In semester two, students will work in groups on projects around an entrepreneurial solution to a global issue. Emphasis is placed upon the development of business skills, awareness of new venture start up in a global context and social problems. In teams, students will endeavour to originate and plan an enterprise related to a particular global problem or challenge, involving the development of systems and procedures for operating the enterprise. They will be expected to develop a business idea and research its potential within a specific international context (community, region, country). Lectures will present conceptual debates as well as the tools necessary for start-up activities and case study examples that can stimulate ideation. Individually, students shall identify and evaluate their own skill development and learning in relation to set criteria.
• Professional Skill Assessment: Students will present a feasibility report of their business proposition in groups.
• Essay: Students will reflect upon their entrepreneurial experience, considering their own skill development and their perception of the role of business as a solution to global problems.