Global Entrepreneurship surveys the key issues in forming and operating a venture that is global in one or more important respects from a very early stage. The first part of the course will illustrate the four main models of global entrepreneurship with real life examples from the author’s research, and identify the key success factors for each model. The second part of the course will focus on the practical competencies entrepreneurs need to function effectively in global settings. Students will be expected to carefully prepare and actively discuss 10-11 recent case studies (almost all of which I wrote and know intimately), as well as to submit several short written exercises. The grade will be weighted towards participation but will include the written exercises as well.
Dan Isenberg (@danisen) is founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. From 1981-7 and 2005-9 Dan was a professor at the Harvard Business School, and in the interim was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel. Dan authored