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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: School of Management Short Name: MAN2072
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: DHALIWAL S Dr (SoM)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

Units of Assessment 

Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

Essay based individual assignment - Examining aspects of the theoretical basis of the individual entrepreneur 


Group Business Plan - new venture creation 


Qualifying Condition(s) A weighted aggregated mark of 40% is required to pass the module. 

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of enterprise at the individual, firm and societal level of inquiry.  The module will enable students to understand theories of entrepreneurial behaviour, innovation and wider societal issues and enable them to relate such theories to practice.  They will also simulate the behaviours of an entrepreneur through producing a business plan.  The purpose is to enable students to be aware of the importance of enterprise in the economy. 

Module Aims

The aims of this module are to develop an understanding of the psychological, sociological and economic theories of enterprise and entrepreneurship and to enable students to understand how to relate these ideas to practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the students will be able to: 
·               Develop an awareness and enthusiasm for individual enterprise and creativity.
·               Critically assess and evaluate theories of entrepreneurship.
·               Apply these theories to ‘real world’ problems.
·               Develop problem-solving skills.

Module Content

·               Introduction To Entrepreneurship 
·               The Role Of Entrepreneurship In The Economy  And Society 
·               Nature And Characteristics Of The Entrepreneur
·               Entrepreneurial Strategy
·               The Business Plan  - Role And  Purpose 
·               Retaining Entrepreneurship As The Venture Grows 
·               Entrepreneurship 

Methods of Teaching/Learning


The teaching and learning strategy is designed to develop the students’ awareness of entrepreneurship and enterprise both as a field of academic study and as an area of practice.  The learning methods are therefore designed to enhance the theoretical principles of the subject and allow the application of conceptual models and creativity techniques to practical business problems.
The teaching and learning methods include the use of lectures supported by tutorials which will be used to explore case studies, provide workshops for techniques and stimulate seminar discussions.  Guest speakers will provide input. 
The assessment strategy is designed to help the student demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis for entrepreneurship and to experience practical application via group-based enterprise development. 

Selected Texts/Journals

Essential Reading 
Deakins, D. and Freel, M. (2006) Entrepreneurship and Small Firms.  McGraw Hill. 
Dhaliwal, S. (2008) Making a Fortune - Learning from the Asian Phenomenon.  Capstone.
Recommended Reading
Students are expected to read around the subject and a wide range of articles from journals and chapters from edited texts will be recommended at the appropriate point in the learning programme.
Background Reading
Barrow, C., Barrow, P. and Brown, R. (2001) The Business Plan Workbook.  London : Kogan Page.
Bragg, A. and Bragg, M. (2005) Developing New Business Ideas: A step-by-step guide to creating new business ideas worth backing.  Harlow : Prentice Hall. 
Bridge, S., O’Neill, K. and Cromie, S. (2003) Understanding Enterprise , Entrepreneurship and Small Business.  Palgrave MacMillan.  ISBN: 0 333 98465 X.
Burns, P. (2007) Entrepreneurship and Small Business.  Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 
Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (2006) Enterprise and Small Business.  Prentice Hall.
Deakins, D. and Freel, M. (2006) Entrepreneurship and Small Firms.  McGraw Hill. 
Dhaliwal, S. (2000) “Entrepreneurship – a learning process: the experiences of Asian female entrepreneurs and women in business”, Education and Training, 42(8), pp445-452. 
Drucker, P.F. (1997) Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann. 
Gibson, D. (2006) The E-factor: Entrepreneurial competencies for personal and business success.  Harlow : Pearson. 
Gill, J. (2005) Business Law for the Entrepreneur.  Bury St. Edmunds: Ask House.
Hisrich, R.D., Peters, M.P. and Shepherd, D.A. (2008) Entrepreneurship.  McGraw Hill. 
Kao, R.W.Y. (1997) An Entrepreneurial Approach to Corporate Management.  : Prentice Hall.  ISBN: 0-13-626772-6. 
Kirby, D. (2003) Entrepreneurship.  Maidenhead: McGraw Hill. 
Londstroom, A. and Stevenson, L.A. (2005) Entrepreneurship policy: Theory and practice.  Springer. 
Rae, D. (2007) Entrepreneurship from opportunity to action.  Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 
Shane, S. (2004) A special theory of entrepreneurship: The individual opportunity nexus.  Cheltenham : Edward Elgar.
Shepherd, D.A. and Douglas, E.J. (1999) Attracting equity investors: Positioning, preparing and presenting the Business Plan.  London : Sage.
Stokes, D. and Wilson , N. (2006) Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.  Thomson.
Timmons, J.A. and Spinelli, S. (2008) New Venture Creation.  McGraw Hill.
Wickham, P.A. (2006) Strategic Entrepreneurship.  4th edn.  Prentice Hall. 
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
International Small Business Journal 
Journal of Business Venturing 
Journal of Enterprising Culture 
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 
Journal of Small Business Management 
Small Business Economics 

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