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The efficacy of entrepreneurship education: perspectives of Irish graduate entrepreneurs

Fenton, Mary and Barry, Almar (2011) The efficacy of entrepreneurship education: perspectives of Irish graduate entrepreneurs. Industry and Higher Education, 25 (6). pp. 451-460. ISSN 0950-4222

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the views of Irish graduate entrepreneurs on the efficacy of entrepreneurship education in fostering their development as entrepreneurs. It answers three key questions: (a) what was the graduate entrepreneurs’ experience of undergraduate entrepreneurship education; (b) what was the graduate entrepreneurs’ experience of graduate entrepreneurship education; and (c) to what extent did entrepreneurship education prepare the graduate entrepreneurs to start their own business? The authors find that graduate entrepreneurs benefit from entrepreneurship education, particularly at graduate level, when it is more relevant, engaging and applied. They conclude that entrepreneurship education can be enhanced through experiential learning and the authentic experience of both students and lecturers.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:entrepreneurship education; graduate entrepreneurs; Ireland
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Publisher:Industry and Higher Education
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/ihe.2011.0069
Copyright Information:© 2016 by SAGE Publications
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:21460
Deposited On:07 Nov 2016 12:00 by Thomas Murtagh. Last Modified 07 Nov 2016 12:00

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