ILRHR 6611

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

This course brings a social- science perspective to the study of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial organizations in the United States, with a strong emphasis on the historical context and social institutions that enable and support entrepreneurial activity. Through modern and historical case studies, the course critically evaluates the received wisdom about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial organizations. This course is intended for advanced undergraduate students and MILR students who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship. It is not a "How to" course but rather a conceptual overview of entrepreneurship with particular emphasis on labor market and employment-related topics. Students will examine various forms of entrepreneurship, including self-employment, franchising, small and family businesses, high- technology ventures, and social entrepreneurship. An important concern of the course is how entrepreneurship is different for different categories of people, especially women and minorities.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students, junior, and senior undergraduate students.

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