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MN30674: Entrepreneurship and innovation in the international context

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10569
Description: Aims:
The objective of this unit is to develop theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in the international context.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students will be able to:
* Understand how the processes of recognition and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities and/or innovation take place within and across country boundaries.
* Reflect on the influences on innovation and entrepreneurship of cross-country differences in institutional and socio-economic settings.
* Analyse the implications of country-specific contexts for enabling and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Intellectual skills:
* Critical awareness of the interplay between local and global trends
* Identifying contextual boundaries and opportunities
Practical skills
* Apply frameworks and measurements to appreciate country differences
* Elaborate policy and business implications in an international setting
Transferable skills:
* Deal with multi-level problems involving individuals, processes, and contexts.
* Elaborate and communicate effectively complex scenarios

Content will vary to ensure currency but will typically be taken from themes such as: International new ventures, international entrepreneurship, clusters and national innovativeness, regional and national systems of innovation, internationalisation of innovation, international and cross-national issues in the management of innovation, measurement of entrepreneurial activities and drivers across countries, e.g. Global Entrepreneurship Development Index (GEDI).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30674 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)


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