Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development

This course provides an overview of the potential for innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities or new ventures within a corporate environment. The course covers various aspects of corporate entrepreneurship and new venture development. Major topics include understanding the corporate entrepreneurial revolution, learning about the nature of entrepreneurship within established organizations, understanding the requirements for setting up an environment conducive to new ventures within a corporate setting, and learning about the entrepreneurial direction of firms as they grow and evolve. Among the issues discussed are application of entrepreneurship to established firms, the disparity between start-up and corporate entrepreneurship, the role of creativity within corporate entrepreneurship, the relation to product innovation and technology, the importance of corporate strategy within an entrepreneurial framework, and what it takes to create an entrepreneurial culture.