2019 Social Entrepreneurship

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Instructor(s)
Ishiguro Junko 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon11-12(W931)  
Group
-
Course number
ESD.H402
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
2019/7/16
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course provides theories and research frameworks in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Through the case studies, discussions, and group works, students can aquire the abilities that contribute to make a bridge between the theory and practice.

Student learning outcomes

· Understand the background and characteristics of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
· Aquire the abliliy to discover social issues and to present and implement the solutions in a sustainable manner.

Keywords

Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Firstly, students learnUnderstand the characteristics of social entrepreneurship.
Secondly, students discuss based on case studies.
Thirdly, students develop social entrepreneurship business model.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Explain the definition and examples of Social Entrepreneurship.
Class 2 Revenue model for sustainability Explain some features of sustainable business models
Class 3 Case Study1 Analyse some cases.
Class 4 Case study 2 Analyse some cases.
Class 5 Lecture by guest speekers Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.
Class 6 Lecture by guest speekers Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.
Class 7 Lecture by guest speekers Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.
Class 8 Problem finding Define key issues and challenges that the community is facing.
Class 9 Solution and its social value Explain how to create and implement solutions.
Class 10 Sustainable business model Develop a social business model for the solution.
Class 11 Interim presentation and discussion Share the business models and revise them.
Class 12 Hypothesis and test Identify hypothesises that support the business models, and develop verification plans.
Class 13 Modification of model based on verification results Modify the models reflecting the verification results.
Class 14 Group presentations Make group presentation with peer review.
Class 15 Final proposal Develop final proposals reflecting the comments from reviewers.

Textbook(s)

Handouts will be provided in class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Marc J. Epstein & Kristi Yuthas (2014) Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors, 256 pages, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Assessment criteria and methods

Reports two times: 40% (20% each)
Results / Contribution of group work: 40%
Participation in the class · Contribution · Reaction paper: 20%

This is interactive and participatory classes. Active discussions and participation are requested.

Related courses

  • ESD.H405 : Product Design and Development
  • ESD.H403 : Sales Strategy and Organization
  • ESD.H406 : Marketing Science
  • ESD.H407 : Leadership
  • ESD.H404 : Finance
  • ESD.H408 : Business Law

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None.

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