MGT5EBP Contemporary Issues Report-managing the growing business
During the entrepreneurial process of new venture start-up, managing the growing business, and harvesting the venture, entrepreneurs are constantly facing new challenges. The final assignment is an individual project where you are required to do secondary research on a contemporary issue or emerging trend, of current interest and relevance that can potentially impact any stage in the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture.
You must demonstrate how and why it is relevant to entrepreneurs and explain the specific challenges they face while operating in complex, dynamic and uncertain business environments. In your systematic and in-depth review of the extant literature on your specific topic you must be critical and reflective while at the same time integrate your knowledge and skills from other business courses in order to make informed judgements and conclusions. A specific requirement is to link theoretical foundations (from academic sources such as journal articles) with entrepreneurial outcomes.
1. Clearly identify the issue you have chosen as a contemporary issue, in other words, what makes your topic contemporary (new, innovative, thought provoking).
2. Provide evidence of the contemporary issue, identify leading scholars, authors, academics and practitioners in your chosen topic.
3. What is novel or new about your chosen topic?
4. What is the value add you provide or suggest, what is your contribution to this body of knowledge?