This element of coursework accounts for 30% of the overall assessment.
PART A: (1000 words)
– A brief introduction about an International Entrepreneur + Ventures. Should make use of IE definitions covered in class (Kizner, Hisrich, Oviatt and Mcdougall etc.)
– IE’s motivation to set up the ventures/businesses supported by theories such as: familial influences, education, prior experience, push and pull factors, etc.
– Apply trait theories to chosen IE: Are Entrepreneurs born or made? (Burns)
– Use effectuation theories by SAVARASTHY, (what makes entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial? What influences their decision making?), applying whichever of the 5 Principles – Bird in hand, affordable loss, Crazy Quilt, Lemonade and Pilot in the sky – that your chosen IE may confirm to.
– What lessons can we draw from this International Entrepreneur? (Lessons learnt should have links to underlying theories and concepts related to entrepreneurs)
Part B: (500 words) – Themes
– Define the theme/s your chosen IE falls into using 2 or 3 definitions.
– What are the features of the chosen theme/s selected above? Apply the features to your chosen IE.
– Try to capture the current debates on the chosen theme/s.
– Conclude part A and part B comparing and confirming/dis confirming whether the literature is similar with these definitions of an IE and the related themes applied.
Indicative topics for themes include:
1. Gender and (international) entrepreneurship
2. Family and (International) entrepreneurship
3. Financing (International entrepreneurship)
4. Technology entrepreneurship
5. Social (International) entrepreneurship
6. Habitual/Serial (Entrepreneurship)
7. Ethnicity & (International) entrepreneurship
References: In alphabetical order + follow Harvard ref Style.
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