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Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

Explore the concept of entrepreneurship from individual, social and economic perspectives across different cultures.

Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Develop your understanding of the characteristics of entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can take on different meanings depending on the context. On this course, you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the different ways entrepreneurship can be understood, both historically and culturally.

You will critically evaluate the role and significance of different perspectives within the evolution of entrepreneurship theory. You will use case studies at an organisational, sector, and national level to complement your understanding of the main theories.

What topics will you cover?

Delve into topics covering economic, sociological, psychological and cultural perspectives of entrepreneurship, which will help you develop your own views on what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Identify the characteristics of an entrepreneurial mindset and how this may vary according to cultural background.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Synthesise different perspectives of entrepreneurship
  • Evaluate your entrepreneurial mindset
  • Reflect on the importance of different perspectives of entrepreneurship
  • Identify sustainable development challenges in your country

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in building their understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Cherisse Hoyte is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. Her area of expertise is entrepreneurial sensemaking.

Gilbert is a lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Before this, I was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London.

A lecturer in Coventry University’s School of Strategy and Leadership. Navami Leena’s research interests are in leadership, public health, health policies, healthcare leadership and management.

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