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MN30674: Entrepreneurship and innovation in the international context

[Page last updated: 23 August 2023]

Academic Year: 2023/24
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10569
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.

Aims: The objective of this unit is to develop theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in the international context.

Skills: 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: 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).

Course availability:

MN30674 is Compulsory on the following courses:

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


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