Course Title: Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Yuksel Ayden

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0372

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level9

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, this is an intermediate level Entrepreneurship course. It is assumed you will have knowledge gained in the first year of Entrepreneurship program through the Entrepreneurial Process and Applied Entrepreneurship courses.

Course Description

This course focuses on contemporary issues and emerging trends that are relevant to entrepreneurs operating in a complex, dynamic and uncertain business environment. You will develop the intellectual independence to become a critical and reflective learner in regard to contemporary issues in entrepreneurship. You will also gain leadership and team building skills in the nexus between entrepreneurship and other business disciplines. You will demonstrate research, diagnostic, analytical and communication skills in examining and discussing selected contemporary topics in entrepreneurship.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:


CLO1: Apply relevant theories to critically distinguish between innovative and non-innovative entrepreneurship.   

CLO2: Examine various types of innovative entrepreneurship in practice and their implications for entrepreneurs.

CLO3: Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationships between entrepreneurs, organisations, customers and communities in a local and global context through “entrepreneurial ecosystem” perspective.

CLO4: Communicate effectively practical and innovative solutions to contemporary entrepreneurial challenges.

CLO5: Understand the application of entrepreneurship in the wider social, economical, and political context.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include individual assignments; group reports; discussions, videos, conducting interviews with relevant actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Activities provide an opportunity for you to discuss and apply relevant theories and thinking. Communication skills will be developed through individual contribution and participation in the classroom. Real-life cases are used to demonstrate how concepts and issues are applied across a range of workplace and industry settings. This format provides you with an opportunity to analyse relevant issues and challenges in order to generate potential, practical and ethical alternative solutions. Individual and group activities will take the form of:

  • Workshop Exercises;
  • Case study analysis;
  • Written group reports;
  • Individual reflection videos;
  • Presentation.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.


Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1


1, 2

Assessment Task 2


1,2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3


4, 5