Introduction to Corporate Social Entrepreneurship
This core module is a 4-week programme with contributions from different business areas, such as entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and strategic planning.
What I will learn?
- 1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship: This unit presents the ideas, theories and examples of entrepreneurship. The learning unit is introductory as it focus on explaining key concepts and providing examples, such as entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, social entrepreneurship and corporate social entrepreneurship. The unit also focuses on the context for entrepreneurship to happen and flourish, including key aspects such as innovation, corporate identity, purpose, perception, rules, routines and the use of the external environment.
- 2. Introduction to Corporate Social Entrepreneurship: This learning unit introduces the concept of Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE), related theories and ideas. The unit also presents key aspects for individuals implementing CSE to consider and succeed, e.g. corporate identity, need for change, the importance of purpose and perception, rules and routines, networks and stakeholders, use of local circumstances. Based on a real-world approach, the key CSE dimensions and relevant case studies are depicted, which will provide students with the tools to implement CSE in their own organisations.
- 3. Innovation and entrepreneurship: This learning unit introduces potential entrepreneurs and learners on the subject to the world of business innovation. In a demystifying approach, the technological and non-technological aspects of innovation are explained as well as the different levels by which business innovation can occur. This unit presents different ways by which individuals can be responsive in their own environment by exploring opportunities, adapting and creating innovative solutions for changing environments.
- 4. Introduction to strategic planning: This learning unit aims at presenting down-to-earth methods for entrepreneurs to assess their resources and identify the best solutions to explore opportunities, adapt to them and create innovative solutions for their organisations. The unit explores tools that allow ideas to be developed and converted into value for the organisation and its employees. This unit invites the student to visit different perspectives by which strategy can be formulated and implemented.
- 5. Introduction to social innovation: This learning unit introduces and discusses key concepts to understand social innovation. This learning unit also explores (i) how sustainability can be considered in business operation and culminate with social innovation; and (ii) the connection between social challenges and business innovation.
Topic 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Topic 2: Introduction to Corporate Social Entrepreneurship
Topic 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Topic 4: Introduction to strategic planning
Topic 5: Introduction to social innovation
- Handbook for Corporate Social Entrepreneurs
- The Oslo Manual
- Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2020/2021 Global Report
- The induction level (CSE Novice) requires no preconditions, no prior knowledge on CSE or business needed. No specific requirements but background as specified under ‘Target group’.