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BX3073 - Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

[Offered in 2012 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject builds upon the theoretical platform provided in the introductory subject, BU2005 (Entrepreneurship) and applies this knowledge to the area of Indigenous peoples and the emerging markets of developing countries. There is little doubt of the key role entrepreneurship plays as an incubator for self determined and sustainable regional economic development, nor in the predisposition of individuals to participate in entrepreneurial activity. However, the role of the environment (governmental support and facilitating structures) is less clear. So too, is that of the interplay between traditional culture and entrepreneurial predisposition. Entrepreneurship in emerging economies explores this complex nexus with a view to understanding and clarifying these respective roles and their impact on Indigenous entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the role played by entrepreneurs and small businesses in regional economic development and in developing nations;
  • understand the major differences between the indigenous and western model of entrepreneurship;
  • demonstrate a knowledge of how these differences are manifested and how they may be managed successfully.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of level 1 BU BX EC CO MG TO subjects

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.