Entrepreneurship education at university: a driver in the creation of high growth firms?

Entrepreneurship education at university: a driver in the creation of high growth firms? There is, in the UK, increasing attention being paid to the potential of university education to facilitate high quality growth firms. While some commentators believe that this potential can be realised in the short term, many believe that only a long-term view of the entrepreneurial potential of graduate entrepreneurship is feasible as new graduates lack the resources, skills and experience necessary for sustainability and growth of ventures. Like most university entrepreneurship "departments", the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde examines the profile of students and outcome of entrepreneurship electives in terms of student ambition and motivation. Using data from this exercise along with data from a study of 2,000 Strathclyde alumni, an impression of potentiality and actual outcome of entrepreneurship electives is possible. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education + Training Emerald Publishing

Entrepreneurship education at university: a driver in the creation of high growth firms?

Education + Training, Volume 44 (8/9): 8 – Dec 1, 2002

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
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0040-0912
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10.1108/00400910210449231
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Abstract

There is, in the UK, increasing attention being paid to the potential of university education to facilitate high quality growth firms. While some commentators believe that this potential can be realised in the short term, many believe that only a long-term view of the entrepreneurial potential of graduate entrepreneurship is feasible as new graduates lack the resources, skills and experience necessary for sustainability and growth of ventures. Like most university entrepreneurship "departments", the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde examines the profile of students and outcome of entrepreneurship electives in terms of student ambition and motivation. Using data from this exercise along with data from a study of 2,000 Strathclyde alumni, an impression of potentiality and actual outcome of entrepreneurship electives is possible.

Journal

Education + TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2002

Keywords: Education; Entrepreneurialism; Growth; Small‐ to medium‐sized enterprises; United Kingdom

References

  • Entrepreneurship education: alumni perceptions of the role of higher education institutions
    Carter, S.
  • Promoting entrepreneurship as a career option – the graduate enterprise programme
    Fletcher, M.
  • Entrepreneurship among business graduates: does a major in entrepreneurship make a difference?
    Kolvereid, L.; Moen, O.

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