Weekly study3 hours
Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
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.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
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 associate 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.
Lecturer at Coventry University online. Navami Leena’s research interests are in leadership, public health, health policies, healthcare leadership and management.
Learning on FutureLearn
Your learning, your rules
- Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
- Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
- Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores
Join a global classroom
- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
- Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
- Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others
Map your progress
- As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
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