ECONS305-19A (HAM)

Entrepreneurial Discovery and Innovation

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper explains how to find business opportunities, explore innovative new markets, appraise opportunities and manage risk. Innovation and risk-taking are essential to a country's ability to succeed in a dynamic and increasingly competitive global marketplace. The course offers an economic perspective on entrepreneurship, analysing how economic incentives affect entrepreneurial behaviour and how entrepreneurial behaviour affects the broader economy.

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Paper Structure

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Paper activities include:

1 : Lectures
2 : Case studies
3 : Readings
4 : Group work
5 : Test
6 : Moodle discussion
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Explain the market and policy environment that influences business decision-making with respect to entrepreneurship and innovation
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  • 2. Discover and evaluate innovative business opportunities
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  • 3. Assess the dynamic local, regional and global business environment facing firms and identify international business opportunities
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  • 4. Conduct real-world business analysis using the techniques and skills developed in the paper.
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Assessment

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A summary of the assessment follows. Further details will be provided in class.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Group report
15 Apr 2019
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test
21 May 2019
10:00 AM
50
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Moodle Discussion
10 Jun 2019
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no required text for this paper. Readings for each topic are provided in the Reading List for this paper (accessible through Moodle).

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Online Support

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If you experience problems during the Moodle discussion, please contact Anna: astrutt@waikato.ac.nz
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper. For this paper, you might expect to spend around 150 hours in total during the semester.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ECON100 or ECON110 or ECONS101 or ECONS102

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ECON309 and ECON409

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