Courses & Units

Entrepreneurship and Innovation BMA334


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 Professor Stuart Crispin
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): Shanghai Ocean University AEIN Institute
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Shanghai Semester 1 12/9/2022 22/10/2022 18/12/2022 18/12/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100707 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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AssessmentTest or quiz (30%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (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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