Post-modern systemic change evolves mainly through the following two strands: (i) a re-boosting of economic internationalization – driven by R&D, especially towards product and service differentiation, outsourcing (material and immaterial), internationalization of financial markets and of sales; (ii) the enhancement of Creative Industry and Cooperative – Social Economy.
The re-intensification of the globalisation of economic affairs – in the sense that spatial mobilization of production factors (mainly of capital), goods and services is accelerating – has been commonly assigned to various trends that appeared or strengthened considerably after the Second World War: the development of technology, resulting on the one hand in the diminishing of costs for overcoming spatial boundaries, in terms both of communication and transportation costs, contributing on the other to the deepening of differentiation of goods and services; the autonomization of financial capital and the intensification of its velocity of circulation cross-
nationally; the institutional and organizational development with respect to the regulatory and legal integration.
On the other hand, cooperative initiatives in the social and /or creative economy are becoming increasingly important, given the structural changes in modern bourgeoisie. Along them, entrepreneurial skills are being modified, both in terms of their content and of their nature. The present module reveals these modifications and highlights the specific skills of the participants that will be especially needed for having efficiency and viability in this type of initiatives.
The new generation has to be aware of the specific systemic changes, as these result in specially required skills and abilities for this evolving socioeconomic environment. Therefore the scope of the present course refers to the following learning outcomes:
Time frame: 2 weeks
Total number of lessons: 3
Total workload for students: 27 hours = 3x(3+6), where 3 hours for working on the material and 6 hours for dealing exercises for each lesson, on average.
The project #europehome aims at strengthening university-business cooperation at local and international level and develops innovative entrepreneurial course materials for students and teachers.