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Promoting Impact and Intellectual Curiosity: A Problem- and Inquiry-Based Approach to Management and Entrepreneurship Education

Decker-Lange, Carolin (2017). Promoting Impact and Intellectual Curiosity: A Problem- and Inquiry-Based Approach to Management and Entrepreneurship Education. In: 21st Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Mittelstand (G-Forum), 4-6 Oct 2017, Wuppertal, Germany.

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Abstract

This article presents a novel approach to teaching business model design and change in management and entrepreneurship education. It combines problem- and inquiry-based learning and is embedded in a local partnership between a university-based business school and a cultural-historical museum in Germany. Approaches of such a kind are well suited for ill-structured situations, which require intellectual curiosity that is stimulated by simplified research in a museum context. The suggested approach motivates students to develop skills and interest in science. It also nurtures a better understanding of entrepreneurial and managerial challenges in creative industries, because museums with an emphasis on cultural innovation can be used as a template for many manufacturing and professional service firms. The selected context enhances the university’s commitment to community service because the students cooperate with a non-profit organization in the local neighbourhood and develop implementable suggestions for business model change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: problem-based learning; inquiry-based learning; museum-university partnership; social impact; business model design and change; management and entrepreneurship education
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 55197
Depositing User: Carolin Decker-Lange
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 11:47
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55197
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