Each day will be broken into four 90 minute sessions, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Across these twelve sessions, the course will be delivered through a mix of lectures, breakout sessions for individual and for group/team work, case studies, experiential learning and presentations. There will be plenty of opportunities and time to learn and practice the new tools and concepts, to engage in practice exercises and to receive feedback.
In addition to your intensive teaching sessions, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and get to know fellow participants which is a valuable part of the course. We are also excited to be able to offer a guest lecture as part of the course. The course includes:
- a welcome dinner as part of the course in the vibrant and lively area of the Knowledge quarter
- guest lectures
- a graduation and celebration reception on the last evening. You will receive a University of Warwick certificate of attendance on completion of the programme.
We will also send a reading list in advance along with detailed joining instructions.
Course content and schedule
- What is Ecosystem Economics?
- How do Ecosystem Economics firms operate?
- Explanation of platforms and excess capacity, unit economics, and other key terminology
- Network Effects and Exponential Growth
- Incentives in a Network Economy
- Guest lecture and dinner
- What does the technological and financial architecture of a firm look like when it becomes an Ecosystem Economics firm?
- How does one migrate to that?
- Transaction Cost Economics
- Property Rights and Individual Data
- How do large companies, start-ups and individuals engage in the new digital age?
- How can companies leverage their assets and offer concrete propositions to entrepreneurs and start-ups?
- Digital business models
- Graduation ceremony and farewell reception
- 09:30 – 09:45
- Morning refreshments
- 09:45 – 11:15
- Morning Session 1
- 11:15 – 11:30
- Mid-morning refreshments
- 11:30 – 13:00
- Morning Session 2
- 13:00 – 14:00
- 14:00 – 15:30
- Afternoon Session 1
- 15:30 – 15:30
- Afternoon refreshments
- 15:45 – 17:15
- Afternoon Session 2
In addition you can look forward to a guest lecture at 5.30pm and welcome dinner at 7pm on day one and a graduation ceremony and celebration reception on day three from 5.30-7pm where you will receive your University of Warwick certificate of attendance.
A detailed timetable and reading list will be provided to you prior to the start of the course, but here are some of the readings by way of background and/or to be used:
- Welcome to Entrepreneur Country, 2012 – Julie Meyer.
- Work of Ronald Coase, especially his Nobel Prize winning article “The Nature of the Firm”.
- Hernando De Soto’s classic book The Mystery of Capital, 2001.
- Carlotta Perez’s classic book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, 2003.
- Chan Kim’s book Blue Ocean Strategy.
- Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing Chasm.
- Lateral Thinking – Edward de Bono.
- Some of the works by Clayton Christiansen.