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TEK237 - Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
Social innovation och socialt entreprenörskap
 
Syllabus adopted 2017-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 07118
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 90

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 2 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (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:

Martin Hultman

Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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.
- 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? Is there a dark side of social innovation?
- Social entrepreneurship: How is social enterprise organized? 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 including compulsory elements

The students are graded on an individual basis in relation to written hand-ins, oral presentations, case study discussions, and a mid-term exam, as outlined in the course-pm.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.