MMM148-Public Policy and Enterprise Development from a Global Perspective

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Yipeng Liu

Email: yipeng.liu@henley.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module introduces both theoretical frameworks and the practical application of public policy with a special focus on enterprise development. The overall aim is to obtain a holistic as well as nuanced global perspective related to public policy and how to apply it in enterprise development. The module will therefore explore the development of regional policy for developing entrepreneurship which are congruent with the global business environment and business strategies but also sensitive to local context potentialities. This is then developed into an understanding of key factors and levers to enable public policy and enterprise development to compete successfully on both regional and global levels. 


Aims:

Assessable learning outcomes:

Intended learning outcomes



By the end of the module students should be able to:




  • Critically evaluate and utilise key concepts and theories in understanding contemporary issues in public policy and enterprise development and apply them to practice

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how the key concepts, theories and issues in public policy are applied with a focus in regional enterprise development

  • Critically analyse the global business environment in which enterprise policy and enterprise development operate and how to contextualise effectively the global business environment and business strategies but also sensitive to local context potentialities

  • Demonstrate a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by public policy and enterprise development in emerging economies and beyond and develop relevant practical application skills by applying them in specific cases or contexts

  • Critically appraise the opportunities and barriers to policy makers in fostering regional innovation and enterprise development from a global perspective


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module will be structured according to the following topics.



Session 1: introduction to public policy and enterprise development



Session 2: global talent mobility and public policy



Session 3: contextualising effectively the global business environment and business strategies but also sensitive to local context potentialities 1- triple helix and regional entrepreneurship



Session 4: contextualising effectively the global business environment and business strategies but also sensitive to local context potentialities 2- born-global firms and global expansion path



Session 5: contextualising effectively the global business environment and business strategies but also sensitive to local context potentialities 3- entrepreneurship and institutional change


Global context:

Public policy and enterprise development is important topic in a global context. The module will therefore explore the development of regional entrepreneurship policy that are congruent with the global business environment and business strategies. In particular, the most recent development in these topics will be discussed and debated from a global perspective, such as China and other emerging economies.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Students are encouraged to read the relevant readings before attending the class. We will also use case studies and short video clips to discuss different topics surrounding public policy and enterprise development. Active participation in the class is important.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Tutorials 2
Work-based learning 3
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 25
    Advance preparation for classes 10
    Preparation for presentations 10
    Group study tasks 10
    Essay preparation 30
       
Total hours by term 0 100 0
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Oral assessment and presentation 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Presentation in the class will normally be done in teams. The teams must be formed by students and the same should be communicated to the lecturer by the end of the second session.



 



















Component



Weighting




  1. Oral presentation(s) of a case/paper



20 %




  1. Individual essay (3,000 words)



80 %



Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:

Individual essay of 3,000 words.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 6 September 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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