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Entrepreneurial education: meeting needs better

Entrepreneurial education: meeting needs better Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a perspective on the economic performance of small to medium‐sized enterprises' (SMEs') innovation and education in the context of entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach – A wide ranging narrative supported by examples. Findings – There is still plenty of opportunity for innovation in entrepreneurship education. Research limitation/implications – There is real and timely opportunity to follow a research agenda in this area which would be of significant benefit to public policy. Practical implications – Building pathways to entrepreneurial effectiveness is a challenge but could lead to effective public policy. Social implications – Economic activity cannot be undertaken in isolation from the cultural context. Entrepreneurship is a force for social change. Originality/value – The discussion offers a personal viewpoint and poses questions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Emerald Publishing

Entrepreneurial education: meeting needs better

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1471-5201
DOI
10.1108/JRME-03-2013-0013
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a perspective on the economic performance of small to medium‐sized enterprises' (SMEs') innovation and education in the context of entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach – A wide ranging narrative supported by examples. Findings – There is still plenty of opportunity for innovation in entrepreneurship education. Research limitation/implications – There is real and timely opportunity to follow a research agenda in this area which would be of significant benefit to public policy. Practical implications – Building pathways to entrepreneurial effectiveness is a challenge but could lead to effective public policy. Social implications – Economic activity cannot be undertaken in isolation from the cultural context. Entrepreneurship is a force for social change. Originality/value – The discussion offers a personal viewpoint and poses questions.

Journal

Journal of Research in Marketing and EntrepreneurshipEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 5, 2013

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Education; Entrepreneurialism; Innovation; Small to medium‐sized enterprises

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