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TEK237 - Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
 
Syllabus adopted 2016-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0116 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPBDP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPIDE INTERACTION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSOF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Docent  Karl Palmås
Bitr professor  Mats Lundqvist


Replaces

TEK235   Societal entrepreneurship

Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is open for students having completed their first 30 hec within a Master's Programme at Chalmers.

Aim

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to notions of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and discuss the extent to which contemporary societal challenges can be addressed though these means. The course provides students with tools to assess and analyze socially innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives, and gives them an opportunity to discuss and develop their own prospective initiatives within this field.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Demonstrate an understanding of, and discuss various notions of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship in relation to broader societal developments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and discuss how social innovation emerges, as well as how it can be fostered.
- Devise a sustainable business model for a social entrepreneurial venture, as well as show an aptitude in charting and approaching sources of finance for a social entrepreneurial venture.
- Describe different modes of upscaling a social entrepreneurial initiative or replicate a social innovation.

Content

The course will provide an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge about social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and at the same time develop necessary tools and skills to develop socially innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Organisation

The content of the course is arranged in four modules:
- Introduction and key concepts: What is social innovation? What is social entrepreneurship?
- The need for social innovation and social entrepreneurship: Why are these concepts on the agenda at the present time? What are the social challenges to be addressed, and why is social innovation and entrepreneurship deemed necessary?
- Social innovation: How do social innovations emerge? How can this innovativeness be fostered?
- Social entrepreneurship: How is social enterprise organized? What are the business models for creating an entrepreneurial venture that is socially and ecologically sustainable? What are the sources of financing for social entrepreneurial ventures? How can such ventures scale up and become replicated?

Literature

Will be presented upon course start.

Examination

The students are graded on an individual basis in relation to written hand-ins and oral presentations as outlined in the course-pm.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.