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:
- Gender and (international) entrepreneurship
- Family and (International) entrepreneurship
- Financing (International entrepreneurship)
- Technology entrepreneurship
- Social (International) entrepreneurship
- Habitual/Serial (Entrepreneurship)
- Ethnicity & (International) entrepreneurship
References: In alphabetical order + follow Harvard ref Style