ECONS305-23B (HAM)

Entrepreneurial Discovery and Innovation

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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: denise.martin@waikato.ac.nz

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: em.pooley@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper facilitates students' economic understanding of innovation and discovery so they may be effective entrepreneurs, managers and policy advisers.
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How this paper will be taught

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This class will in class sessions where student engage in discussion and analysis supported by lectures and readings.

In class participation is essential.

If for any reason a student cannot attend a class they need to advise the lecturer in advance.

The Monday class will normally run for one hour.

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Required Readings

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Readings for each topic are provided in the Reading List for this paper (accessible through Moodle) the Waikato reading list link:

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/24DA80D2-1F04-B1F5-F314-46B6946B56BB.html

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Assess the dynamic local, regional and global business environment facing firms and identify international business opportunities (L3)
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  • Conduct real-world business analysis using the techniques and skills developed in the paper (L4)
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  • Discover and evaluate innovative business opportunities (L2)
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  • Explain the market and policy environment that influences business decision-making with respect to entrepreneurship and innovation (L1)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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A summary of the assessment follows. Further details will be provided in class.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Individual economic commentary 1
17 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. In class analysis 1
24 Jul 2023
12:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Individual economic commentary 2
31 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. In class analysis 2
7 Aug 2023
12:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Test 1
18 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Group report
28 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Individual economic commentary 3
4 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. In class analysis 3
11 Sep 2023
12:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Individual economic commentary 4
18 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. In class analysis 4
25 Sep 2023
12:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Test 2
6 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
12. Individual project
30 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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