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Jack M Wilson, PhD, [Jack M.
Office: Pasteur 414
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Web link: www.jackmwilson.net
Case Study Collection: http://www.jackmwilson.net/Cases/index.htm
Course Times: 3:30-6:20 pm on Mondays and also
Tuesday October 13 -
Other possible cases: PR-Slides-Ireland Kilfrost ILinc Corporation Theranos [Other Case List]
Course Description - Catalog: Global Entrepreneurship. This course is an elective in the Manning School of Business graduate programs in the MBA and MS in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (MSITE).
Course Overview: This course discusses the challenge of global entrepreneurship and the opportunities for it in a world in which the economic and cultural context is rapidly changing. It begins with an overview of these changes and a description of the particular challenges in the rapidly growing and changing major markets of the Eurozone, China, India, Eastern Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America and other smaller but significant market areas. It will discuss different approaches to global entrepreneurship, the influences of macro forces, such as economic trends, cultural issues, political and regulatory environments, and other issues. It will assume a knowledge of the basic issues in domestic entrepreneurship such as: opportunity recognition, team building, fundraising, marketing, financing, organizational governance, ethical and regulatory issues, and social and environmental issues, but the course will show how these issues might be different in the different political, economic, regulatory, cultural, and religious environments.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:
(1) Understand and appreciate importance of global entrepreneurship in 21st Century
(2) Learn how to think ‘globally’ and identify opportunities and challenges as they contemplate entrepreneurial ventures
(3) Be aware of the challenges of operating in cross national and cultural environments.
(4) Be cognizant of the ethical and legal challenges of operating in a multinational fashion.
(5) Understand similarities and differences of entrepreneurship between Developed, Emerging and Transitioning Economies.
(6) Use frameworks, concepts, and methodologies to explore and potentially exploit global opportunities.
(7) Be familiar with the effects of these global and multinational environments on the activities and concepts associated with launching and running a new venture, such as marketing, financing, global and ethical issues, political, legal and regulatory issues, social and environmental issues, and issues involving rapidly changing technology and infrastructure.
Prerequisites for the Course
There are no pre-requisites for this course other than graduate standing.
Text: Global Entrepreneurship, Shawn Carraher, Dianne Welsh ISBN-13: 978-0757562112 2nd Edition.
The world is always changing and thus much of the information in this, or any, text is outdated. The course materials online are far more up to date than the text itself. I recommend that you start by reviewing the course materials and then read the text with the course slides as a guide.
Course materials will be posted on a website at http://www.jackmwilson.net/GlobalE .
1. The 2012 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI): Perspectives from the Americas http://eagle.gmu.edu/newsroom/files/GEDI.pdf
2. GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONITOR 2013 GLOBAL REPORT http://www.gemconsortium.org/docs/download/3106
3. GEM: Special Report on Entrepreneurial Employee Activity http://www.gemconsortium.org/docs/download/2890
Global Entrepreneurship: The
Contrasting Cases of China and India
5. Video: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLh7_63USak
How You Will Be
final course grade will be based on the following: