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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

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.
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.
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.

Syllabus

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 organisations.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

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

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task16
Lecture24
Revision16
Wider reading or practice34
Follow-up work16
Preparation for scheduled sessions34
Seminar10
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

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

Assessment

Formative

Class discussions

Summative

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

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 60%
Individual Coursework 40%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-Requisites: MANG1003 or (MANG1020 and MANG1021)

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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