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Course Coordinator and Team: Anirban Sengupta
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: Over the years, entrepreneurship has evolved as a significant framework for understanding the process of business and its development. With enhancement in the scope of business as a form of economic action, it has become more and more important to understand business in order to make sense of the way development is shaped. Here it is important to note that while business is largely about market and that is conceptually separated from state and community, all of them tend to come together under the broad framework of entrepreneurship. The historic identification of certain communities as business communities and shared development experience of these communities around their business involvement indicates the old connection between community and business. In modern times, different historically marginalized groups like Dalits in caste-segregated societies, Blacks in White-dominant areas are also attempting to emulate this path by setting up their own community-based business associations and engaging with entrepreneurship as a form of political action. These developments have also brought into light how identities based on caste, race, ethnicity, and gender shapes the entrepreneurial experience. It is also interesting to observe that modern state is exploring different mechanism of using entrepreneurship as a tool to shape development experience of individuals and regions. This course attempts to examine the nature of relationship between entrepreneurship and development by engaging with the intersections among collectives, business, and state. The course is intended for students who want to understand the connection between business and development in the context of modern state, community relations, and market.
It is expected to facilitate development of
1. Knowledge about entrepreneurship in the context of forces emerging out state, community relations, and market
2. Conceptual and historical understanding about the connection between business and development
3. Insights to look at development of entrepreneurship also as a political and cultural action
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
- Development of entrepreneurship: Protestant ethics, innovation, and achievement motivation
- Community, family, networks, and Business
- Colonialism and ‘native’ entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship development and self-employment
- Enterprise clustering and cluster development
- Self-help group, microfinance, and entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship among subaltern and empowerment questions
- Gender and entrepreneurship
Assessment Details with weights:
|Sno||Assessment||Date/period in which Assessment will take place||Weightage|
|1||Assessment 1||Second week of September||30%|
|2||Assessment 2||Second week of October||35%|
|3||Assessment 3||Second week of November||35%|
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