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Best Free MOOCs In Business For January

Foundation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China

School: City University of Hong Kong

Platform: FutureLearn

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: January 16, 2017 (5 Weeks Long)

Workload: 3 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Dr. Hongyi Sun

Credentials: Sun is an associate professor at the City University, where he teaches courses in communication and teamwork, engineering entrepreneurship, and managing technological innovation. His research has won several awards including a first prize for innovation and entrepreneurship education from the China Association of Higher Education in 2013. 

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Description: Entrepreneurship has exploded in China. According to Forbes, revenues at state-run enterprises have grown six fold since 2000. In that same period, non-state companies growth jumped 18 fold. Indeed, entrepreneurship has become increasingly embedded in China’s DNA, with innovators like Alibaba’s Jack Ma leading the way. What is driving this growth? How have Chinese institutions and culture nurtured this explosion? Even more, what is the Chinese take on innovation and entrepreneurship and how does it differ from the Western world? Along with answering these questions, students will examine entrepreneurship from the Chinese perspective using a four step PIPE model (problem, idea, product, and enterprise).

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