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Students will examine ecosystems as they relate to business. This paper will identify and evaluate the components of ecosystems, particularly entrepreneurial ecosystems, to provide a structure for analysing the complex contextual factors involved in economic growth and social development. In depth case studies and experiential exercises will be used to identify and practice analysis of the specific factors involved in each component. The paper will focus on the development of skills to analyse and map entrepreneurial ecosystems, assess entrepreneurial cultures and develop means to assess entrepreneurial growth and innovation. The inter-connections between levels of analysis (macro, industry, firm) and the key players involved in entrepreneurial growth will be explored.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding and competence in identifying a business ecosystem and its component parts
2. Synthesize theoretical concepts associated with ecosystems and case study/secondary data to write a report
3. Demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve the in-class and assessments requirements of this paper in an online format
4. Demonstrate the ability to think laterally and creatively in problem solvingLinked to the following assessments:
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Essay: Ecosystems||
10 Dec 2021
|2. Online Presentation (Recorded): Ecosystems||
30 Nov 2021
|3. Report: Ecosystems||
16 Dec 2021
|4. Reflective Essay||
12 Dec 2021
Required and Recommended Readings*
Shipilov, A., & Gawer, A. (2019). Integrating Research on Inter-Organizational Networks and Ecosystems. Academy of Management Annals.
Adner, R. (2012). The Wide Lens. Chapter 4. Mapping the Ecosystem: Identifying Pieces and Places. pp. 83-114. Penguin Books Ltd, England.
Hannah, D.P., & Eisenhardt, K.M (2018). How firms navigate cooperation and competition
in nascent ecosystems. Strategic Management Journal, 39, pp. 3163–3192.
Ross, J.W., Beach, C.M., & Mocker, M. (2019). Designed for Digital. Chapter 4. Building a Digital Platform pp. 57-76. Building a Digital Platform. MIT: USA.
Malecki, E.J. (2018). Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems
Geography Compass. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12359
Spigel, B. (2017). The Relational Organization of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/etap.1216
Walgrave, B., Talmar, M, Podoynitsnaa, K.S. Romme, A. G., & Verbong, G.P. (2018). A multi-level perspective on innovation ecosystems for path-breaking innovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 136, 103-113.
Roundy, P. T. (2017). Social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems: complementary or disjointed phenomena? International Journal of Social Economics, 44, 9. 1-18
Zahra, S.A., & Nambisan, S. (2011). Entrepreneurship in global innovation ecosystems
Academy of Marketing Science, 1, 4–17.
Simatupang, T.M., Schwab, A., & Lantu, D. C. (2015). Building Sustainable Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 26, 4. pp. 389-398.
Walkse, J. (2019). Burning Man: Moving From a For-Profit to a Nonprofit, the Ultimate Act of Gifting. Sage Business Cases: Berkeley Haas.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: STMG191 or STMGT101