I teach the following courses at JGU:
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theory and practice of social innovation and related fields including social entrepreneurship, inclusive business practices, CSR and inclusive technology. The aim of the course it to give students a sense of what social innovation, social entrepreneurship and inclusive businesses means, and what it entails to start and run a social enterprise. Students are introduced to the concept of social innovation, social impact and social enterprise. Students learn about different kinds of social enterprises, using case studies. Students learn how to start a social enterprise and how to create a business plan. We look at how big business are increasingly focused on social and sustainable business models. We study emerging digital forms of social innovation and look at other forms of inclusive technology including tech for good and the use of technology during humanitarian crises and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arts + Culture: Entrepreneurship, Business & Management:
The aim of this course is to provide students with a good introduction to how to go from a creative idea to start and manage an initiative or organisation in arts + culture. Students will be encouraged to take an idea and create an initiative or organisation during the course. In the first part of the course, we learn what arts + culture and the creative industries means in India and internationally. We study some main sectors of arts + culture in India and learn about the organisations, funders, intermediaries and policies that make up the arts + culture ecosystem. In the second part, using case studies from India, we study different kinds of arts + culture organisations and businesses. We learn about how they operate, about their business models and we discuss the issues that may arise when there are both creative and artistic aims as well as business oriented ones. In the third part, we focus on business, entrepreneurship and management skills for arts + culture.
The Global Economy and Globalisation vs. Inequality, Crises and Digitisation
This course will provide students with an introduction to, and overview of, the global economy at a time of rapid change and multiple stressors. We study the evolution of globalisation and global trade, we look at inequalities across the globe and how colonial history reflects in today’s trade patterns; we delve into how the global economy is impacted by climate change, the COVID- 19 pandemic; and we consider the impact of digitisation. Lastly, we look at some of the major economies across the globe.