MAS.666 / 15.971 Developmental Entrepreneurship

Fall 2003

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Course Highlights

This class includes an extensive set of lecture notes and student projects based on ideas related to technology in developing countries.

Course Description

This class surveys developmental entrepreneurship via case examples of both successful and failed businesses and generally grapples with deploying and diffusing products and services through entrepreneurial action. By drawing on live and historical cases, especially from South Asia, Africa, Latin America as well as Eastern Europe, China, and other developing regions, we seek to cover the broad spectrum of challenges and opportunities facing developmental entrepreneurs. Finally, we explore a range of established and emerging business models as well as new business opportunities enabled by developmental technologies developed in MIT labs and beyond.
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Prof. Alex Pentland 

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session