Principles of Entrepreneurship and Innovation  ENTR.3000  Fall 2016

- Jack M Wilson, Ph.D.,  President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Syllabus: Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship   ENTR.3000.201 Fall 2016              [Schedule]

Jack M. Wilson
Jack M. Wilson, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Higher Education
Emerging Technologies, and Innovation
Office: Pasteur 414

Course Times: Tue-Thurs: 12:30-1:45 pm Location: Pasteur 307   Office Hours:  Tue&Thur 2:00-4:00

Course Description-Catalog: Catalog: ENTR.3000 Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR/64.300)   Course number was formerly 64.300. This course is designed to help non-business students understand the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in today’s global economy and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset among students in the Manning School of Business entrepreneurship concentration. It will cover different forms of entrepreneurship such as small businesses, growth ventures, corporate entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. The course will focus on the types of innovation, turning innovation into an ongoing new venture and on the entrepreneurial process. Innovation and entrepreneurship theories and concepts will be discussed with real life examples and cases.   Requisite: Sophomore level or higher.

Course Overview: After successful completion of this course, students will:

·         Understand and articulate the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on economic development;

·         Develop an awareness and understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process;

·         Integrate entrepreneurial thinking and problem-solving into their academic and professional aspirations;

·         Articulate the different pathways to entrepreneurship including lifestyle businesses, high-tech/high growth entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.


Required text: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3rd ed., by John Bessant and Joe Tidd - ISBN: 978-1-118-99309-5

Other reading material: During the semester we may discuss relevant articles from the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wired, Advertising Age, Entrepreneur, and others.  These articles will relate current events to the concepts taught in class.

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Principles of Entrepreneurship
Technological Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship
Starting a New Venture
Resources for Entrepreneurship
Business Case Collection
Glossary of Terms

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