This book discusses paradigmatic changes in the field of entrepreneurship education in response to economic, political and social needs, and the consequential need to reassess, redevelop and renew curricula and methods used in teaching entrepreneurship.
Traditional and new questions and concerns are addressed, including:
* the development of business schools towards entrepreneurship education
* best-practice methods of learning and teaching entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom
* the design of effective teaching frameworks and tools
* the development of entrepreneurial behaviours and attitudes in students
* teaching the design and launch of new businesses.
The issue of assessing the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education is also raised. A theoretical and methodological framework is used to measure the impact and effectiveness of entrepreneurship education programmes on the attitudes and behaviours of students.
Now more than ever, the book argues, research in the field of entrepreneurship education has to be encouraged and facilitated, and should drive the activity of entrepreneurship education providers. As such, this fascinating book aims to provide researchers, practitioners, teachers and advanced students engaged in the field of entrepreneurship with relevant and up-to-date insights into international research programmes in entrepreneurship education.
Edited by Alain Fayolle, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France and Heinz Klandt, European Business School, Germany
Contents: Foreword Allan Gibb 1. Issues and Newness in the Field of Entrepreneurship Education: New Lenses for New Practical and Academic Questions Alain Fayolle and Heinz Klandt PART I: KEY ISSUES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION 2. Learning and Teaching Entrepreneurship: Dilemmas, Reflections and Strategies Per Blenker, Poul Dreisler, Helle M. Faergeman and John Kjeldsen 3. Entrepreneurship Education: Can Business Schools Meet the Challenge? David A. Kirby 4. To Support the Emergence of Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role of Business Plan Competitions Lorella Cannavacciuolo, Guido Capaldo, Ginaluca Esposito, Luca Iandoli and Mario Raffa 5. Attitudes, Intentions and Behaviour: New Approaches to Evaluating Entrepreneurship Education Alain Fayolle and Jean Michel Degeorge PART II: ABOUT THE NEWNESS IN METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO TEACH ENTREPRENEURSHIP 6. The Continental and Anglo-American Approaches to Entrepreneurship Education - Differences and Bridges Paula Kyroe 7. Mentoring for Entrepreneurs as an Education Intervention Asko Miettinen 8. Can You Teach Entrepreneurs to Write their Business Plan? An Empirical Evaluation of Business Plan Competitions Benoit Gailly 9. Skills Demonstrations: A Possibility for Meaningful Co-operation with Work-Life in the Internationalizing Vocational Education Seija Mahlamaki-Kultanen 10. Pathways to New Business Opportunities: Innovations and Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Classroom Jill Kickul PART III: DIFFUSING AND PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE AND DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL 11. Developing an Entrepreneurial Spirit Among Engineering College Students: What are the Educational Factors? Caroline Verzat and Remi Bachelet 12. Undergraduate Students as a Source of Potential Entrepreneurs: A Comparative Study between Italy and Argentina Sergio Postigo, Donato Iacobucci and Maria Fernanda Tamborini 13. Entrepreneurship Education Among Students at a Canadian University: An Extensive Empirical Study of Students' Entrepreneurial Preferences and Intentions Yvon Gasse and Maripier Tremblay 14. Motivations and Drawbacks Concerning Entrepreneurial Action: A Study of French PhD Students Jean-Pierre Boissin, Jean-Claude Castagnos and Berangere Deschamps 15. Entrepreneurship Education for the African Informal Sector Hanas A. Cader and David W. Norman Index