New Models of Business in Society

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This course examines the emergence of a new story about business. This new story locates business within a societal framework. Almost every business creates or destroys value for customers, suppliers, employees, communities and society, in addition to shareholders and other financiers. A number of new models of business can be built on this idea such as corporate responsibility, philanthropy, shared value and sustainability. Profits and stakeholder value go together, and this course explains how. The final session explores the idea of how to become a stakeholder entrepreneur and create a business that makes money and makes the world a better place.
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4/10 starsCompleted
  • 15 reviews
  • 13 completed
5 years ago
I have experience in the field. Compared to most courses, this one is really short and easy. What I didn't like: * Ideas and opinions of the professor are sometimes stated as facts. * Non negligible parts of the quiz focussed on irrelevant details. * The course presented several ideas as a short lists of key principles. I believe the danger of doing it this way, is that you actually might believe those principles cover all cases instead of most cases or some cases. * Quizzes are uninspiring. * You can retry the quizzes as often as you please. The questions, there are 5 per quiz, do not change. What I did like: * Some of the examples that were given during the lectures to illustrate his ideas were interesting. All in all I didn't really learn anything new. If you have half a brain, some idealism, some passion and empathy, you can come up with the same conclusions.
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Soham Daptardar profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 completed
5 years ago
Very engaging professor. I learnt a lot from this course about how a business should be run, its' stakeholders, and perhaps most importantly that every business should have a purpose other than making money. I'd recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about the changing models of business and the things that will make an entrepreneur successful in the modern world.
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Jeremy Lankford profile image
7/10 starsCompleted
  • 1 review
  • 1 completed
5 years ago
This course was fairly easy and did not take up too much time on a weekly basis. The lectures were the core of the learning experience. Professor Freeman explained the content well and keep my interest. I would highly recommend the course.
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Fernando Fragoso F.F. profile image
7/10 starsCompleted
  • 7 reviews
  • 7 completed
5 years ago
A fast and nice reflective course, an introduction to social entrepreneurship. The professor is passionated about the subject and motivates the students to think about new ideas of business, which bring value to stakeholders. It could be harder and longer.
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B Mohan Kumar profile image
B Mohan Kumar profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
  • 12 reviews
  • 11 completed
5 years ago
A paradigm shift in the way one looks at evolution of business models and priorities for building business, which can sustain over long periods of time
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 completed
4 years, 12 months ago
I'd say, its a good recreational course to listen and refresh the purposes of business in whole, such as: use for society, "start a business because you're absolutely on fire about something", and money, and "passion and pain".
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1/10 starsDropped
  • 39 reviews
  • 37 completed
4 years, 11 months ago
I watched one week of lectures, saw the trivial quiz and fawning syllabus and dropped the course. Boring, droning lectures. "Content free" material. Was expecting an ethics course with serious social justice criticism and debate. The first lecture said that the "invisible hand" could solve corporate ethical problems. How this stance could be taken after the financial crisis is unfathomable.
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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 1 review
  • 1 completed
5 years, 7 months ago
Enjoyable course with a very positive professor. Also, a great intro to stakeholder theory. Quick, easy, inspirational.
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Winthrop Yu profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 33 reviews
  • 27 completed
5 years, 6 months ago
An excellent overview of business models (shareholder versus stakeholder) by a very sincere and passionate teacher. If you're wondering if there's more to your job and life than just promotions and raises, this course is a practical must.
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Julie profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 completed
5 years, 7 months ago
Short, sweet & to the point, delivered by an inspiring, passionate professor. The course may make you think about business in ways that possibly hadn't occurred to you eg: Have you ever thought of your customer or your suppliers as STAKEHOLDERS? What role can business (and individuals) play in ENVIRONMENTALISM? Is PHILANTHROPY just a PR opportunity for big businesses with big budgets or are there some genuine role models out there?
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Hamideh Iraj profile image
Hamideh Iraj profile image
5/10 starsCompleted
  • 70 reviews
  • 60 completed
5 years, 1 month ago
This course is about new ways of thinking about business. I took it because it improves general understanding of business; what is never thought in schools and colleges It is not that much suitable for MOOC because it should be based on face to face discussion which is narrowed down to forums and I 'm not motivated enough to participate!!! Anyhow I think it is worth watching. It takes less than an hour per week and quizzes are easy. I 'm taking it somehow for fun. just listening to speeches arouses my mind to think.
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