Courses & Units

Entrepreneurship and Innovation BMA334

Hong Kong Universal Ed, Shanghai Ocean University


This unit will enable you to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development of business ventures. Innovation is now seen as central to the development of business, economy and society. We will explore the relationship between entrepreneurship and innovation, the process of innovation development, and the risks associated with entrepreneurship and innovation.


Unit name Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Unit code BMA334
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Stuart Crispin
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai Semester 1 On-Campus International


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Shanghai Semester 1 22/9/2021 1/11/2021 24/12/2021 24/12/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • To evaluate critically the theories and concepts of innovation.
  • To apply knowledge of the theories and concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation to development of a new business concept.
  • To use entrepreneurship theory and independent research to assess contemporary issues in new venture development and commercialisation.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100707 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentTest or quiz (30%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Report (30%)
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You will need the following text:
Tidd, J & Bessant, J 2013, Managing innovation: integrating technological, market, and organisational change (5th Edition), John Wiley & Son, Sydney.

This text is available as an e-book from the following website:


A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments. 
•    Atkinson, RD & Ezell, SJ 2012, Innovation economics, Yale University Press, London.
•    Bessant, J & Tidd, J 2012, Entrepreneurship and innovation, John Wiley & Sons, Sydney.
•    Drucker, PF 2009, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Harper & Row Publishers, New York.
•    Govindarajan, V & Trimble, C 2010, The other side of innovation: solving the execution challenge, Harvard Business Press, Boston.
•    Harvard Business Review 2013, HBR’s 10 must reads: on innovation, Harvard Business Press, Boston.
•    Jones, T 2012, On innovation: turning on innovation in your culture, team and organisation, Essential Ideas Inc, Los Angeles.
•    Von Hippel, E 2005, Democratizing innovation, MIT Press, Boston.

In addition to the texts recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:
•    American Journal of Entrepreneurship
•    Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship Research
•    European Journal of Innovation
•    Industry and Innovation
•    International Journal of Entrepreneurship
•    International Journal of Management and Innovation
•    Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship
•    Journal of Knowledge Based Innovation in China
•    Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
•    Journal of Small Business Management

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