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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