Contemporary report


Individual Report and Video Presentation on Contemporary Issue
During the entrepreneurial process of new venture start-up, managing the growing business, and harvesting the venture, entrepreneurs are constantly facing new challenges. The final assignment is an individual project where you are required to do secondary research on a contemporary issue or emerging trend, of current interest and relevance that can potentially impact any stage in the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture.

1. An individual report (max. 2500 words) on a chosen contemporary issue of entrepreneurship.
2. An in class presentation of your findings from your report (max. 1 minute). Note: no slides nor media, talking only. An in class handout is however allowed.
You must demonstrate how and why it is relevant to entrepreneurs and explain the specific challenges they face while operating in complex, dynamic and uncertain business environments. In your systematic and in-depth review of the extant literature on your specific topic you must be critical and reflective while at the same time integrate your knowledge and skills from other business courses in order to make informed judgements and conclusions. A specific requirement is to link theoretical foundations (from academic sources such as journal articles) with entrepreneurial outcomes.

Example topics: The business plan is dead; The Lean Startup lacks empirical validation; Design thinking truly benefits entrepreneurship; Crowd sourcing – an effective way for funding startups; Why startups need to devise exit strategies; What does entrepreneurial leadership mean?; Effectuation – why should entrepreneurs take notice?; Should entrepreneurs be concerned with triple bottom line?; ; Youth Entrepreneurship; Senior Entrepreneurship; Global Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Australia; The nexus between entrepreneurship and innovation? Types of entrepreneurs, such as lifestyle, necessity, sports entrepreneurs.

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