COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Entrepreneurship
Course Code: 
18COM732
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
2
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Doctoral Programs
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Kochi

'Entrepreneurship' is an elective course offered in the second semester of M. Phil. Commerce and Management (Part - Time) offered by School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi.

Unit 1: 

Entrepreneurial culture: Meaning – Entrepreneurial culture – Stages in the entrepreneurial process – Barriers to entrepreneurship – Socio-economic origins of entrepreneurship – Environmental factors affecting entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurial Structures – Characteristics of entrepreneurship – Conceptional model – Views of Schumpeter – Walker and Drucker – Theories of entrepreneurial origin – Intrapreneurs.

Unit 2: 

Entrepreneurial traits and motivation: Entrepreneur and enterprise – Entrepreneurs and managers – Traits of a true entrepreneur – Types of entrepreneurs – Functions of an entrepreneur – Behaviouralpatterns of entrepreneurs – Motivating factors – Entrepreneurial ambitions – Compelling factors – Facilitating Factors.

Unit 3: 

Sources of Project Finance: Sources of finance – Capital structure planning – Financial leverage – Cost of capital – Project finance – Term loans – Lease finance – Working capital – Sources of short term finance – Capitalization – Over and under capitalization – Overrun finance – Bridge finance – Venture capital.

Unit 4: 

Marketing Channels: Concept of marketing channel – Significance of channel – Need and functions – Channel design – Strategy and choice of channel – Selecting channel members – Setting quality standards – Recruitment strategies.

Unit 5: 

Entrepreneurial Development Programmes: Concept of entrepreneurial development – Need for training and development – Phases of entrepreneurial development programme – Contents of training programme for ED – Target group – Special agencies and schemes – Institutions conducting EDPS – Problems in Institutional framework – Evaluating EDPS.

  1. Desai V. 2000, Entrepreneurial Development (Three Volumes), Bombay, Himalaya Publishing House.
  2. Gupta C.B. and Srinivasan N.P., 2000, Entrepreneurial Development, New Delhi Sultan Chand & Sons.
  3. Saravanavel , 2000, Entrepreneurial Development, New Delhi Sultan Chand & Co.