RVET-651: Visionary & Entrepreneurial Thinking Report a Broken Link

This elective will provide the knowledge, tools and thinking structure required to undertake any kind of activity, but especially entrepreneurial and organizational activities. Participants will learn the characteristics of entrepreneurs and how entrepreneurial activity systems are formed.

Participants will also learn how to apply and use the entrepreneurial model of vision and relations to understand entrepreneurial behaviour and use it as a basis for developing their own visionary and entrepreneurial systems thinking. The course lays the foundation for entrepreneurial activities both inside and outside existing organizations.

The main aim of the elective is to provide a dynamic model for understanding and fostering visionary thinking and entrepreneurship.

Required Readings


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Day 3


Reading 16: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 1, pp. 1-28) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]

Reading 17: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 2, pp. 29-56) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]

Reading 18: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 3, pp. 57-80) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]

Reading 19: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 4, pp. 81-102) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]

Reading 20: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 5, pp. 103-112) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]

Day 4


Reading 22: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 5, pp. 113-122) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]

Reading 25: Knowles, R. & Castillo, C. (2011). Small business: An entrepreneur’s plan. (6th Canadian Edition). Ontario, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Chapter 15, pp. 395-420) [Please refer to your textbook for this reading]