The Entrepreneur in Youth: An Untapped Resource for Economic Growth, Social Entrepreneurship, and Education (New Horizons in Entrepreneurship Series)

The Entrepreneur in Youth: An Untapped Resource for Economic Growth, Social Entrepreneurship, and Education (New Horizons in Entrepreneurship Series)

By: William B. Walstad (author), Marilyn L. Kourilsky (author)Hardback

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The Entrepreneur in Youth offers one of the most comprehensive assessments to date of African American, Latino, and white high school students' aspirations, knowledge, opinions and educational views related to entrepreneurship and philanthropy. A key strength is its longitudinal approach to analysis and interpretations, made possible by extensive surveys of over 11,000 respondents from high school youth and other groups, including adults and business owners. The key findings exhibit an extraordinarily high level of interest in entrepreneurship among youth as well as a strong desire to give back to their communities. However, they lack the knowledge and experience to achieve their aspirations. The book's major recommendations and guidelines include challenges to education and other policymakers to expand and enhance opportunities to access entrepreneurship education and early entrepreneurship mentoring shadowing experiences - especially for those who demand it the most: African Americans and Latinos. Meeting these challenges not only will contribute to economic growth and social reform initiatives but also will increase economic and social mobility and access to opportunity for a still largely untapped pool of future entrepreneurs. This book will appeal to academics in entrepreneurship, economics, business and education, as well as policymakers, educators and business leaders.

About Author

Marilyn L. Kourilsky, Professor and Director, Institute for the Study of Educational Entrepreneurship, University of California, Los Angeles, US, Co-editor, International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (IJEE), past Vice President, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, William B. Walstad, John T. and Mable M. Hay Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US with Andrew Thomas, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), US


Contents: Foreword 1. Finding the Entrepreneur in Youth 2. Interest in Entrepreneurship 3. Giving Back to the Community 4. Entrepreneurial Knowledge 5. Markets and Government 6. Entrepreneurship Education 7. A Longitudinal Perspective and the Major Findings 8. Implications and Extrapolations References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845422509
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781845422509
  • ISBN10: 1845422503

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