Institution: Copenhagen Business School
The students should discover, position, and analyze the major processes and opportunities whereby Asian based companies and organizations can collaborate beyond just sales / representation processes. This includes collaborative R&D, sharing of operational assets (including manufacturing), joint selective sourcing, pools of intellectual property rights, joint off-shore R&D or marketing offices.
This goal may specially be of interest to students with interest in general management, organizational management, marketing, as well as in information management.
The course is mainly theoretical and is based on selected scientific papers and patent applications. The course is taught through a series of lectures with parallel case studies and journal clubs. Patenting and use of patent literature is also taught in computer exercises.The following topics are covered in the first six weeks of the course: 1) Innovation and intellectual property rights, 2) Bioremediation, 3) Biotechnology in food and feed stuff, 4) Genomics and Bioinformatics, 5) Biomedicine and 6) Bioreactors. Innovation and intellectual property rights are taught thoughout the course whereas the other topics are concentrated in 1-2 weeks modules. The two final weeks of the course will include preparation of an individual report on a biotechnolgical topic selected by the student.
Basic knowledge of business policy and strategic management are advantageous.
The domain of social change is no longer reserved to students of political sciences and development studies. Increasingly business students are recognized as possessing important skills that can drive social change. This new discipline is often referred to as Social Entrepreneurship (S-ENT). S-ENT describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create public goods. This is usually done through the generation of disequilibria in market and non-market environments. The S-ENT process can in some cases lead to the creation of social enterprises. These social ventures are hybrid organizations exhibiting characteristics of both the for-profit and not-for profit sector. Individuals engaging in S-ENT are usually referred to as social entrepreneurs, a term that describes resourceful individuals working to create social innovation. They do not only have to identify (or create) opportunities for social change (that so far have been unexploited), they must also muster the resources necessary to turn these opportunities into reality. A typical example is Prof. Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) and recipient of the Nobel Peace price in recognition of his contribution to poverty alleviation through the invention and popularization of Microfinance. Other examples include fair trade or car-sharing. Today many foundations aim to identify and promote social entrepreneurs. Two prominent examples are Ashoka and the Skoll Foundation. So called venture philanthropists adopt methods from the domain of venture capital, for example, encouraging social entrepreneurs to provide detailed business plans and to measure and report systematically on their social performance. Social Return on Investment (S-ROI) analysis is an example, for an emerging tool aiming to describe the social impact of S-ENT in dollar terms, relative to the philanthropic investment made.
Once again Entrepreneurship Academy launches the napkin business idea competition. Last year 216 ideas contested and the winners went to Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks to establish contacts, experience the entrepreneurship environments and get inspiration for their projects.
At the first breakfast meeting in the fall Oresund Entrepreneurship Academy has invited Robert Austing, CBS/Harvard Business School to present and demonstrate how he uses cases in his teaching. Join us for breakfast, presentations, sparring, networking, discussion, and reflection. Entrepreneurship-teaching is the key word.
The Entrepreneur blog is a supplement to this website. We intend to use the blog to communicate with students, teachers, stakeholders and other entrepreneurial minded people. We will do our best to keep you updated about happenings in the entrepreneurial world but you are also welcome to inform us about things we do not know about.
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