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ENTR3005 International Entrepreneurship

Module Overview

The module provides an overview of the diffusion of entrepreneurship in international settings, including USA, Europe, and developing economies, by examining entrepreneurial strategy, process and operations that entrepreneurs are engaged in at various stages of international entrepreneurship activities.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The module enables to develop an understanding and awareness of how entrepreneurs create and manage emerging ventures in other countries, and create and manage ventures that are global in nature; by examining the global and international environments in terms of the characteristics of economy, society and policy making for entrepreneurship of all types, such as science and social entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • environmental factors (global and national) influencing international entrepreneurship;
  • entrepreneurial process in other countries/cultural settings, and managing a growth orientated global entrepreneurial venture, including a sound understanding of international expansion of a venture and pertinent sources of financing in international entrepreneurship;
  • relational aspects of international entrepreneurship that comprise managing relationships with key stakeholders impacting upon any venture;
  • the paradigm of ‘corporate social responsibility’, its implications on strategy, policy and practices of global organisations in terms of new business venturing, usually in the form of social enterprises created through corporate community involvement.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • use a wide range of information sources requiring the development of bibliographic skills including the use of CD-ROMS and the Internet;
  • plan and control effectively for successful completion of a personal and group workload;
  • communicate effectively, in both oral and written form, using and justifying argument within reports, presentations and debates;
  • carry out team-work effectively.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • diagnose global and national environments by evaluating characteristics of economy, society and policy making for entrepreneurship of all types, such as science and social entrepreneurship;
  • examine the entrepreneurship process and enterprises in different forms such as high technology ventures, social enterprises and family businesses from a cross-cultural perspective;
  • identify all key stakeholders impacting upon any venture in international settings;
  • critically evaluate the ‘corporate social responsibility’ paradigm and its implications on the new venture development in global organisations


Global and national context for entrepreneurship and enterprise development; Enterprise support programmes in the US, Europe, UK and developing economies; Incubation programmes and implications on new venture development; Entrepreneurial strategy, process and operations in global ventures; Growth: Managing international expansion of ventures; Sources of financing in international ventures: Venture capitalists, corporate venture funds and business angels; International aspects of science entrepreneurship: High-growth technology ventures in the USA, Europe and developing economies; International aspects of social entrepreneurship: Social enterprises in the USA, Europe and developing economies; Innovation: International dimensions of innovation; Cross-cultural issues in global entrepreneurship: Assembling global resources and key HR issues in global ventures; International entrepreneurship in family businesses; Corporate social responsibility paradigm and implications on new venture development in global entrepreneurial organizations.

Special Features

The possibility of having a guest lecturer.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures; activity-based seminars; case studies; independent study.

Wider reading or practice34
Follow-up work16
Preparation for scheduled sessions34
Completion of assessment task16
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Hisrich, R. D. (2009). International Entrepreneurship. 





MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 60%
Group presentation 40%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination 60%
Individual Coursework 40%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination 100%

Linked modules


To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

MANG1003Introduction to Management
MANG1020Ideas that Shaped the Business World 1: Government and Society
MANG1021Ideas that Shaped the Business World 2: Markets and Consumers
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