2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS5528M Contemporary Challenges in Enterprise
15 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Isla Kapasi
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module will encourage you to engage with contemporary issues and debates in enterprise. During workshops you will have the opportunity to engage with invited academic speakers and experts to debate some of the most current and pressing challenges in enterprise.
ObjectivesThis module aims to give students the opportunity to explore current contemporary issues in enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth critical knowledge of enterprise and entrepreneurship theories and concepts using techniques relevant to the discipline.
- evaluate and contextualise current issues in enterprise and entrepreneurship
- identify and explain the changing nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship.
- critically evaluate the potential of business activities to deliver negative social and environmental impacts
Upon completion of this module student will be able to:
- work confidently and promptly as an individual
- apply analytical skills to contemporary themes and contexts
- apply theories and concepts to contemporary debates and issues linked to business start-up and development
This module brings in, invited guest speakers who are internationally recognised for their academic excellence. They will introduce the topics, outlining theoretical and empirical approaches used within the field, highlighting current debates and approaches used to explore these themes; encouraging and supporting you to critically engage with recent publications in relevant fields.
You will play an integral role in the workshop debate and discussion, providing key questions and gaining understanding of how theory may translate into both policy and practice.
Topics/themes that the module will explore:
- Gender and Entrepreneurship
- Stimulating enterprise in low-income communities
- Small business growth
- Born Global businesses
- Social Enterprises
- Social and environmental impacts of enterprise and entrepreneurship
Within each topic/theme we will cover issues such as:
- The historical development of research
- Current theoretical, practice and policy debates
- Methodological approaches
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||118.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThe module has a core text and a recommended supplementary edited book of readings. There will also be a reading list of contemporary journal articles.
Private study details: 5 x 10 hours reading for workshop preparation and 70 hours preparation for examination.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress issues will be addressed informally during the interactive workshop sessions.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hours examination
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 13/09/2019
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