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LUBS1175 Global Entrepreneurship

10 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Dr Christos Antoniou
Email: ca@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

To develop an understanding and awareness of how entrepreneurs create and manage ventures across national borders and cultures. The module focuses on how entrepreneurs use their skills and develop their capabilities to identify opportunities that allow them to go global. It covers the core concepts of implementing a global entrepreneurial strategy and managing a global entrepreneurial enterprise.

Objectives

The objective of this module is to familiarise students with the key concepts, theories, and processes of international entrepreneurship. The module equips students with the knowledge required to appreciate the dynamics that motivate the entrepreneur to go global. The module encourages and supports students to develop a critical awareness of the complexities in managing and growing an entrepreneurial venture across different cultures and institutional environments.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- describe and discuss what global entrepreneurship is and distinguish it from domestic entrepreneurship and internationalised firms.
- recognise the requirements for venturing and managing across different cultures and nationalities.
- Indicate the strategic effects, issues and process of going global.
- Understand how to recognise and select international business opportunities.
- Appreciate the legal considerations, regulations and ethics involved in global entrepreneurship.
- Describe and assess the key features of successful international human resource management and leadership within an entrepreneurial go-global venture.
- Recognise the importance of global entrepreneurs for any national economy and for the world economy.
- Demonstrate the capacity to engage critically and comment upon case studies and real world examples of global entrepreneurial businesses.

Skills outcomes
Subject specific skills:

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, critical knowledge about and evaluate the underlying theories and principles of global entrepreneurship.


Syllabus

The module will broadly cover:
Topic 1: The Importance of Global Entrepreneurship
Topic 2: Strategic effects of going global; opportunities and barriers to international entrepreneurs.
Topic 3: Cross-cultural issues in global entrepreneurship.
Topic 4: Entrepreneurial and incubation support programmes in developed and developing economies.
Topic 5: Developing a global business plan to enter the world market.
Topic 6: Formulating an entrepreneurial global strategy; foreign country entrance decisions and international partnering
Topic 7: International entrepreneurship from emerging economies
Topic 8: Management of an international new business venture.
Topic 9: International Research and Development capabilities and global entrepreneurial marketing.
Topic 10: International Legal and Ethical concerns.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

84 hours of total private study, which involve; case study preparation background reading (10 hours); individual research & reading (35 hours); and end of the module examination preparation (39 hours).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Students' progress will be monitored through practical exercises and class discussion of the topics and case studies discussed during the seminars. During the seminars students will be encouraged and prompted to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in lectures and their private study to real life scenarios and questions.
- Formative feedback will be provided to students in seminar class discussions and based on their responses by the seminar tutor. They will also be provided with collective feedback through VLE after the module leader collates the relevant information.
- The final lecture will be an exam preparation lecture allowing students to raise any questions in regards to the topics and the materials covered and get them ready for the formal examination.
- Additional feedback and consultation will be provided on a one-to-one basis outside of the class setting if required by a student.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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