GBUS 8070 READING SEMINAR ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND NATURAL SYSTEMS

 

 

This course is a reading seminar designed to familiarize students with core writings on entrepreneurial ideas as they intersect with natural systems’ concerns. The course is designed for doctoral students, graduate students from other parts of the university, and MBA students who wish to delve more deeply into concepts behind the notions of sustainability and sustainable business and to explore environmental (natural systems) issues as a frontier of entrepreneurial innovation. Students will write short papers summarizing perspectives from the literature. Specific individual or group course projects will be determined based on student backgrounds and course goals to be determined jointly with the professor.

 

Academic course objectives:

 

·         Enable students to be conversant on fundamental literature

·         Provide material that gives insight into environmental debates in the management education/business/policy arenas

·         Enable students to gain a wider and more nuanced perspective on sustainable business topics and environment-business issues

 

Elements of the course grade:

 

Class contribution                   25%

Paper/project                           50%

Written exercises                     25%