Word Count : 2500

Main objective of the assessment
Assess the knowledge and understanding of the entrepreneurship field via the use of appropriate literature on one of the following topics:
The role of social media for the growth of entrepreneurial firms
The role of venture capitalists for financing entrepreneurial firms.

Description of the Assessment :-
The essay should provide the state-of-the-art of the literature on one of the above topics, based on relevant academic journal articles. Students should identify and analyse all relevant articles for the topic chosen in a minimum of 2 ABS listed journals for a time frame at least since 2017 onwards. The recommended structure is :

II. MAIN BODY This section should include:
a. A systematic description of the method used for selecting the journals and articles analysed (students should provide information regarding the: database used for identifying the relevant academic journals and articles; the exact name of the journals under study; the specific time frame of the review (e.g. 2017 – 2022); the keywords used for searching in the journals in order to identify the relevant articles; the number of articles included in the analysis;
b. A critical review of the content of the articles analysed (aim & objectives; theoretical background; sample characteristics; data analysis;
III. CONCLUSIONS This section should also include implications for entrepreneurs, limitations and future research directions.

NB: – Students should research academic articles published in ABS 2021 or 2018 or 2015 listed, high quality journals;
Students should ensure the literature research is updated;
Students should provide clear academic justification for the choices and claims made;
Students should not exceed the 2500 word count, excluding references.
The 4 marking criteria all equally weighted (25%)