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Constructing Social Value and Social Capital

Examine the importance of value and social capital in entrepreneurship.

Constructing Social Value and Social Capital
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Build lasting value and social capital

When economic growth fails to consider the community, it’s unlikely to have lasting, positive impacts on broader society.

Social value – the value that people place on the changes they experience in their lives – and social capital – the interpersonal relationships, institutions and other social assets of a society/group that can be used to gain advantage – are important considerations for entrepreneurs who are dependent on the support of communities.

This course highlights the importance of value and social capital in the ultimate impact of entrepreneurial ventures.

What topics will you cover?

• Defining and contrasting value and social capital

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the major differences between value and social capital
  • Assess the importance of socio-economic growth

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, or a particular entrepreneurial project, and the role that impact measurement plays in the process. This course is part of the PG Cert in Entrepreneurship.

Who will you learn with?

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

I am a Professor in Education Practice - Entrepreneurship and the Lead Educator for the this course. I have worked in higher education, in industry and I ran my own consultancy for around 15 years.

Dr Matt Mount (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School. He is an expert in the area of strategy and innovation processes.

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin's Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry