Ntrepreneurship & Innovation in Organisations 2500 word essay excluding references etc. to be submitted by Wednesday 24th January 2007, .

Discuss the organisational and managerial factors which influence the degree of innovative and entrepreneurial activity occurring within an organisation. Identify the areas for your personal development with respect to entrepreneurial and innovative practices.

Assessment criteria

1. Ability to critically analyse relevant theories, models and concepts relating to organisational entrepreneurship and innovation processes.
2. Application of theories, etc., to a complex organisational context.
3. Ability to form justified conclusions, recommendations and proposals which exhibit inter-disciplinary perspectives.
1.Birley, S & Muzyka, D (2000) Mastering Entrepreneurship, FT/Prentice Hall
2.Carter, S & Jones-Evans, D (2000) Enterprise and Small Business, FT/Prentice Hall
3.Dollinger, M.J (1999) Entrepreneurship Strategies and Resources, Prentice Hall.
4.Drucker P.F. (1985) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Butterworth-Heinemann.
5.Hitt, M,A et al (eds) (2002) Strategic Entrepreneurship: creating a new mindset, Blackwell
6.Kao J. (1989) Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Organisation, Prentice Hall International.
7.King, N. & Anderson, N. (1995) Innovation and Change in Organisations, Routledge.
8.Kuratko D.F. & Welsch H.P. (2004) Strategic Entrepreneurial Growth, Thomson.
9.Kuratko D, Hodgetts R (1997) Entrepreneurship; a contemporary approach. Publ Drydon.
10.Leadbeater C (1997) The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur. Demos 1898309531
11.Pinchot, G. (1985) Intrapreneurship, Harper & Row.
12.Trott, P. (2002) Innovation Management and New Product Development, Pitman.

13.Utterback, J.M. (1994) Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation, HBS Press.

14.West, M.A. & Farr, J.L. (eds) (1990) Innovation and Creativity at Work, Wiley.

15.Wickam. P.A. (2004) Strategic Entrepreneurship, Pitman Publishing,London,


Babson (1988-current)  Frontiers of Entrepreneurship . (University of Northampton Library Collection)

Essential Journal sources include:

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
International Small Business Journal
Regional Studies

Students will be expected to make full use of the library CD Rom and Internet facilities to search related academic journals and the business press.

Other titles include: European Journal of Innovation Management; Harvard Business Review; and British Journal of Management.


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