Understanding Universities and Entrepreneurship Education: Towards a Comprehensive Future Research Agenda

Benneworth, P. and Osborne, M. (2015) Understanding Universities and Entrepreneurship Education: Towards a Comprehensive Future Research Agenda. Series: CR&DALL working papers series. CR&DALL: St. Andrews Building, Glasgow. ISBN 9780852619469

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Understanding the potential and dynamics of entrepreneurship and education requires better understanding of how universities function as knowledge communities, and the role of students in such milieu. This can reveal how universities’ teaching activities influence the development of students’ entrepreneurial orientations and competencies. This article argues that entrepreneurship education has not yet fulfilled its potential partly because of a poor fit with other knowledge activities of universities. It proposes that a future research agenda for universities’ entrepreneurship education should focus more upon how entrepreneurship activities fit with universities’ core knowledge community activities. This would allow a coherent understanding to emerge of the potentials and limitations of universities’ contributions to the inculcation of entrepreneurial attitudes.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:CHEPS-CRADALL Working Paper: WP101/2015 ISSN: 2397-057X
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Professor Michael
Authors: Benneworth, P., and Osborne, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.
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