Entrepreneurship 1A: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship 1A: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year: 2018-19
Course credits:
Course code:
Taught: Semester 1
Course co-ordinator:
Dr Yee Kwan Tang

Course lecturers: Professor Colin MasonDr Yee Kwan Tang, Dr Yang Zhou, Mr Joe Collins
Entry requirements: This course is available to students in year 2 of study or above.
Excluded Courses: Entrepreneurship (MGT2014); Professional Practice 5 (MGT5068) and Entrepreneurial Ventures (MGT4019)
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more informationWendy Weaver 

Course description

The course is designed to help students become aware of Corporate Entrepreneurship and the requirements of organisations and their management to develop innovative and creative practice.



This course is designed to introduce the topic of corporate entrepreneurship.  The course is also designed to introduce students to the issues crucial to the development of organisational innovation and creativity.  The course will draw on the growing body of research and literature related to corporate entrepreneurship.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify ways by which organisations and their management encourage entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation
  2. Describe technical and environmental influences on organisational ability to innovate.
  3. Analyse the influence that corporate cultures have on the implementation of new ideas.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the organisation and management practices related organisational capability to innovate.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of successful implementation of innovative projects.
  6. Demonstrate an appreciation of the management of risk.
  7. Understand the value of personal and profession planning.

Learning and teaching methods

3 lectures per week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), 1100 - 1200

Course texts

Burns, P. (2012) Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Strategy in Large Organizations.  3rd edition.  Palgrave Macmillan.

ISBN-10: 0230304036

ISBN-13: 978-0230304031


Morris, M.H., J.G. Jeffrey, and D.F. Kuratko (2011) Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  International Edition. South-Western College Publishing

ISBN-10: 1111526915

ISBN-13: 978-1111526917


Coursework (30%)
   Group on-line presentation and a 500 word individual reflection on the group task

A 1.5-hour degree exam (December) (70%)