2020 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
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon11-12(W931)  
Group
-
Course number
ESD.H402
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
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

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

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 social business models
Class 3 Understanding the SDGs Have a general idea of SDGs.
Class 4 Case study 1 Analyse some cases.
Class 5 Case study 2 Analyse some cases.
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 Lecture by guest speekers Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.
Class 9 Lecture by guest speekers Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.
Class 10 Problem finding Find social challenges
Class 11 Sustainable business model Develop a social business model for the solution.
Class 12 Hypothesis and test Share the business models and revise them.
Class 13 Hypothesis and test Identify hypothesises that support the business models, and develop verification plans.
Class 14 Group presentations Make group presentation with peer review.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

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.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

junko.ishiguro[at]tyg.jp

Other

The schedule is subject to change at the guest speakers' request.

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