MG423      Half Unit
Leading Entrepreneurial Organisations in Global Markets

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Fei Qin NAB4.31


This course is available on the MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Human Resource Management/CIPD), MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management), MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Organisational Behaviour), MSc in Management, MSc in Management Science (Decision Sciences), MSc in Management Science (Operational Research), MSc in Management and Strategy, MSc in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation and MSc in Public Management and Governance. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

This course focuses on the entrepreneurial management in the context of globalisation. It discusses theories and current research on the creation and development of entrepreneurial organisations. It introduces useful conceptual models and analytical tools for devising entrepreneurial strategies. Important aspects of entrepreneurship, such as the characteristics of entrepreneurial leaders, the dynamics of venture capital industry, networks and innovation, and business model design, will also be reviewed in the course. The classes will use readings or cases to explore these matters in depth.


15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

Class presentations and one business plan project which forms part of the summative group project.

Indicative reading

Schumpeter, Joseph A., 1988, Essays in Entrepreneurs, Innovations, Business Cycles, and the Evolution of Capitalism (R. Clemence, editor), Piscataway, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. Read: pp 253-71; Lazear, E. 2004, Balanced Skill and Entrepreneurship. American Economic Review. Vol. 94, No. 2, May, 2004 . 208-211; Christian, S and Johanna Mair. 2007. Profitable Business Models and Market Creation in the Context of Deep Poverty: A Strategic View. Academy of Management Perspectives.Vol.21, Issue 4, 49-63; Estrin, Saul, Klaus Meyer and Maria Bytchkova. 2009. Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies. Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship. 693-725; Parker, S. 2005. The economics of entrepreneurship: what we know and what we don't. Now Publishers Inc.


Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Project (25%, 4000 words) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2014/15: 28

Average class size 2014/15: 11

Controlled access 2014/15: Yes

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills