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Title :

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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This course module is designed to provide basic knowledge and concepts about Entrepreneurship.

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By the end of this course students should be able to:
  • identify the notion of Entrepreneurship and its significance
  • identify the entrepreneurial process
  • identify, analyze and evaluation of new entrepreneurial opportunities
  • understand the requirements for new venture creation

Course Content : Nature of Entrepreneurship, Definitions, Significance of Entrepreneurship, Evolution of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Opportunity recognition, Opportunity Exploitation, Feasibility Analysis, New venture creation, Entrepreneurial Motivation. Entrepreneurship development in Sri Lanka

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures and Case Study Discussions

Scheme of Evaluation:

Practical Examinations and Assignments. The weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: Barringer B. R. and Ireland R. D. (2012).  Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures, 4th ed. Pearson.

David, H.H. (2005). Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation. Prentice-Hall, New Delhi.

Hisrich, R., Peters, M., & Shepherd, D. (2006). Entrepreneurship. 6th ed. McGraw Hill.

Kuratko, D. F. and Hodgetts, R. M., (2004), Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process and Practice. 6thed. Thomson, South-Western.

Baron, R.A.  and Shane, S.A., (2008) Entrepreneurship: a process perspective, Thomson: South Western

Timmons, J. A. and Spinelli, S. (2003) New Venture Creation - Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century. 8th ed. New York: Irwin/McGraw-Hill.