Course Outline

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Course one:
Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in China I (6-credit HKU course)

This course is to provide students with a comprehensive study of economics, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the context of business practices in the Greater Bay Area in China (Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau). It aims to build up students’ understanding of basic knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship, the importance of innovation in promoting economic development in China, as well as the economic rationales of entrepreneurial activities related to innovation. Specific focus is given to (1) general concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and economy in China; (2) the economics behind innovation, entrepreneurial activities, as well as the interrelationship in between; (3) the environment and culture for effectively promoting the innovation for the firms. 
This course combines lectures, discussions, case studies, group projects and presentations. Students will be exposed to various opportunities to apply the concept and principles of economics in analysing the issues in the innovation economy, exploring the business opportunities and searching for best business strategies from the perspective of entrepreneurs and managers. Students who are interested about the practical aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship, are recommended to take the course of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in China II.
*This is part of the summer programme (CIEC) where students will spend time in HK, and China (incl. 2 weeks in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau) for workshops, visits, and interactive sessions with guest speakers.
Course two:
Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in China II (6-credit HKU course)
This course is to provide students with a comprehensive study of economics, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the context of business practices in the Greater Bay Area in China (Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau). It aims at developing students’ understanding of the strategy and challenge of the entrepreneurial process in innovation, the practices of innovation and strategic inter-relationship among Hong Kong and other cities in Greater Bay Area, as well as the global vision for the future of technological economics. Specific focus is given to (1) the strategies and key skillsets of entrepreneurship in promoting and managing innovation for successful business; (2) Real-life experience and business practices of innovation in China according to different forms of entrepreneurship, such as start-ups and corporates; (3) Pioneering technologies, global innovation and the sustainability which will shed light to the future of technological economy in the world.
This course combines lectures, discussions, case studies, group projects and presentations. Students will be exposed to various opportunities to apply the principles of strategy and management to solve the issues in the innovation-related business, exploring the business opportunities and designing best business strategies from the perspective of entrepreneurs and managers. Students who are interested about the economics aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship, are recommended to take the course of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in China I.
*This is part of the summer programme (CIEC) where students will spend time in HK, and China (incl. 2 weeks in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau) for workshops, visits, and interactive sessions with guest speakers.

Address

Faculty of Business and Economics,
The University of Hong Kong,
Room 401, 4/F, K.K. Leung Building,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong 


Contacts

Email:
ciec@hku.hk
Phone:
( +852 ) 3917 4864
( +852 ) 3917 1698 


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