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Fall 2018-2019
* EGR 360   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Policy Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

Jacob N. Shapiro

The world's biggest problems are looking for a new organizational and operational model, one that combines the advantages of business, government, and NGOs. This is a dynamic learning-by-doing class on creating transformation through risk-taking action at the intersection of traditional sectors. Students will identify an issue, develop a plan to attack it, and work through the steps to begin executing. We cover topics such as conceptualizing the enterprise, location/jurisdiction choice, sustainability, and the importance of narrative.

Sample reading list:
Michael Maren, The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid
Gabriel Metcalf, Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops, and Community
Jonathan C. Lewis, The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur
Clifford Siskin, System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge
Liliana Andonova, Governance Entrepreneurs: International Organizations
George Monbiot, Out Of The Wreckage - A New Politics For An Age of Crisis

Reading/Writing assignments:
Each week will focus on helping students move through the process of taking an idea into an actionable plan. There will be 50-100 pages of readings each week. The final project will be on an executable plan for entrepreneurial action to address a social problem.

Papers - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
None. EGR 200/201 would be useful but not required. Coursework in social sciences also useful but not required, especially economics, politics, and sociology..

Other information:
Other 50%=final project

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23377 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled