Networks for Entrepreneurship and Global Citizenship
Cod: 62135
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Social and behavioral sciences
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 40

Globally verified digital transformations have boosted various movements based on a community sense, on universal causes and the creation of social, educational and research networks. These have created ecosystems of ideas and their consequent materialisation in projects. In this curricular unit, we intend to investigate the reasons, contexts, modes, and tendencies of the development of networks in the scope of entrepreneurship.






  • Identify national and international networks that promote entrepreneurship and global citizenship;
  • Know the tools available for the development of entrepreneurial initiatives in networks;
  • Critically analyze the relevance of teamwork and networking in research and development networking inentrepreneurship.

  1. Network entrepreneurship
  2. Networked Global Citizenship
  3. Tools for Developing Networked Initiatives
  4. Skills to create and act on a network

Mandatory bibliography:

Bassett, D. S., & Sporns, O. (2017). Network neuroscience. Nature Neuroscience, 20(3), 353–364.

Borgatti, S. P., & Halgin, D. S. (2011). On Network Theory. Organization Science, 22(5), 1168–1181.

Crespo, P. T., & Antunes, C. (2015). Predicting teamwork results from social network analysis. Expert Systems, 32(2),312–325.

Dow, A. W., Zhu, X., Sewell, D., Banas, C. A., Mishra, V., & Tu, S.-P. (2017). Teamwork on the rocks: Rethinkinginterprofessional practice as networking. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(6), 677–678.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.