To be innovative, you need to be able to think differently.
In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to create innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, how to tackle problems and make decisions with limited information and how to maintain a customer-centric focus throughout the life-cycle of a product or business.
By the end of this unit, you will have learned some of the fundamental theories and thinking tools that entrepreneurs and innovators use every day, as well as learning about the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and how to cultivate this mindset.
|Unit name||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Roshni Narendran|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Vishal Rana|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Consider and critically evaluate theories and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Distinguish and appraise the characteristics of an entrepreneur.
- Critically evaluate the value of innovation and enterprise thinking in a range of professional contexts.
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|Assessment||Assessment Task 3: Report (45%)|Assessment Task 2: Workshop (30%)|Assessment Task 1: Presentation (Individual or Group) (25%)|
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There is no prescribed text for the unit. Instead, a list of recommended readings is provided through the MyLO site for the unit.
Alvarez SA and Barney JB (2007) Discovery and creation: Alternative theories of entrepreneurial action. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 1(1–2): 11–26.
Beck U and Beck-Gernsheim E (2002) Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and its Social and Political Consequences. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Butcher, T. (2018). Learning everyday entrepreneurial practices through coworking. Management Learning, 49(3), 327–345. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507618757088
Gregg M (2011) Work’s Intimacies. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Hjorth D (2005) Organizational entrerpreneurship: With de Certeau on creating heterotopias (or spaces for play). Journal of Management Inquiry 14(4): 386–398.
Hjorth D (2013) Public entrepreneurship: Desiring social change, creating sociality. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 25(1–2): 34–51.
McRobbie A (2016) Be creative: Making a living in the new culture industries. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
Martí I and Fernandez P (2015) Entrepreneurship, togetherness and emotions: A look at (post-crisis?) Spain. Journal of Management Inquiry 24(4): 424–428.
Scott S (2009) Making Sense of Everyday Life. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Spinuzzi C (2012) Working alone together coworking as emergent collaborative activity. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 26(4): 399–441.
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