Important emerging innovation trends are identified and their implications for innovation management and developmental entrepreneurship are further explored. The course looks at the trends to open information/open source rather than protected intellectual property, the distribution of innovation over many independent but collaborating actors, and toolkits that empower users to innovate for themselves. The course emphasises various kinds of internal ventures and multiple external collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. It then concentrates on developmental entrepreneurship via case examples of both successful and failed businesses, and generally grapples with deploying and diffusing products and services through entrepreneurial action. By drawing on current and historical cases, especially from South Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, China and other developing regions, we seek to cover the broad spectrum of challenges and opportunities facing developmental entrepreneurs.
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
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