Entrepreneurial Skills

Discipline: EAD5982-1

Concentration area: 12139

Number of Credits: 4

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Session Overview
Part 1: Context and Key Issues
1. Entrepreneurial Types and Discovery and Innovation Cycles
2. Connecting People, Opportunities, Ideas, and Resources
3. Tensions and Lively Debates
4. Motivation, Mindset, and Learning
5. Individuals and Teams

Part 2: Cognitive and Socioemotional Entrepreneurial Skills
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Problem Solving, Design Thinking, and Reflection
3. Communication, Collaboration, and Social Networks
4. Management, Leadership, and Transformation

Part 3: Applying Entrepreneurial Skills in Different Situations
1. The Start-Up
2. Disruptive Innovators
3. Social Innovators

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Bibliography: Books
• Dweck, C. S. (2008). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Ballantine Books.
• Dyer, J. Gregersen, H., & Christensen, C. M. (2011). The innovator’s DNA: Mastering the five skills of disruptive innovators. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.
• Neck, H. M., Greene, P. G., & Brush, C. G. (2014). Teaching entrepreneurship: A practice-based approach. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
• Murray, R., Caulier-Grice, J., & Mulgan, G. (2010). The open book of social innovation, Social innovator series: Ways to design, develop and grow social innovation. London: The Young Foundation. London.
• Wasserman, N. (2012). The founder’s dilemma: Anticipating and avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Bibliography: Papers
• Alden Rivers, B., Armellini, A., & Nie, M. (2015). ‘Embedding social innovation and social impact across the disciplines.’ Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning 5(3): 242-257.
• Freeman, B. & Hawkins, R. (2016). Evoke – Developing skills in youth to solve the world’s most complex problems: The Social Innovators’ Framework. World Bank Education, Technology & Innovation: SABER-ICT Technical Paper Series (#11). Washington, DC: The World Bank.
• Harper, D. A. (2008). Towards a theory of entrepreneurial teams. Journal of Business Venturing, 23(6), 613-626. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.01.002
• Kautz, T., Heckman, J. J., Diris, R., ter Weel, B., & Borghans, L. (2014). ‘Fostering and measuring skills: Improving cognitive and non-cognitive skills to promote lifetime success.’ OECD Education Working Papers, 11/2014, Issue 110.
• Kirzner, I. M. (1999). Creativity and/or alertness: A reconsideration of the Schumpeterian entrepreneur. The Review of Austrian Economics, 11(1), 5-17. doi:10.1023/A:1007719905868
• Lazear, E. P. (2004). Balanced skills and entrepreneurship. The American Economic Review, 94(2), 208-211. doi:10.1257/0002828041301425
• Mitchelmore, S., & Rowley, J. (2010). Entrepreneurial competencies: A literature review and development agenda. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 16(2), 92-111. doi:10.1108/13552551011026995
• Nooteboom, B. (2000). Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies. New York: OUP Oxford.
• Wilson, N., & Martin, L. (2015). Entrepreneurial opportunities for all?: Entrepreneurial capability and the capabilities approach. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 16(3), 159-169. doi:10.5367/ijei.2015.0189