Entrepreneurship: Business in the Real World
Presented by Lancaster University Management School, Department of Entrepreneurship
Featuring academic staff and Management School Entrepreneurs in Residence
This video series has been designed to assist in the delivery of Entrepreneurship units and modules in GCSE Business Studies courses. The aim is to enable students to understand the role of the entrepreneur within modern economies. The video content includes directed case studies for individual and team activity. It will provide teachers with a high quality research and practice to inform the delivery of GCSE curricula.
Links to GCSE Curriculum content
AQA GCSE Business: Business in the real world
Pearson Edexel: GCSE Business: Theme 1, Investigating a small business
OCR GCSE Business: Business Activity, Marketing and People
BTEC: Business Studies/Enterprise and Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship modules
Students will view video content and collate information to produce a personal synthesis of key information, and develop an extended definition of entrepreneur and entrepreneurship. The general content will follow a pattern where students are presented with some content, following which a challenge will be posed requiring discussion and further work. In this work, students will draw on the material included in the video clips featuring LUMS entrepreneurs in residence and academic staff. Students will develop their own responses to each challenge, following which some of the featured entrepreneurs will reveal their decisions in each case, as well as what they learned from the experience.
The Management School’s Department for Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation (ESI) has over 25 years or experience researching the lived experience, operational reality and strategic and leadership development of entrepreneurs, small business owners and family business leaders. Further, since 2002 the department has worked with over two thousand small business leaders. Current ESI staff, including the project team, have extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, teaching entrepreneurship to school and university students, and researching specific aspects of the field. This video series draws on the research of academic staff and on the practice and experience of members of the Entrepreneurs in Residence initiative run by the department.