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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010016

The Role of Higher Education in Development of Entrepreneurial Competencies: Some Insights from Castilla-La Mancha University in Spain

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Department of Business Administration and Management, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 02071 Albacete, Spain
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Centre for Information and Employment Opportunities. University of Castilla-La Mancha, 02071 Albacete, Spain
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Received: 15 January 2019 / Revised: 29 January 2019 / Accepted: 1 February 2019 / Published: 8 February 2019
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Abstract

This study presents an analysis of the entrepreneurial competences of second- and fourth-year undergraduate students at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), under the framework of the Entrepreneurial Teachers Network, an ongoing project at this institution. The analysis of a sample of 1874 students identified three profiles of competences of students at the UCLM. The first profile is related to competences in performing and resolving activities, the second is related to risk aversion and uncertainty management and the third is associated with the capacity for teamwork. Furthermore, it was found that the competences related to implementing and performing activities significantly influence job creation as they exhibit a positive relationship with the intention of creating a company in the first three years after graduation. Emotion-related competences also exhibit a significant effect on entrepreneurial intention, although this association is negative. Finally, relation-based competences were found to have no impact on entrepreneurial intention. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial teachers; cross-curricular competences; job creation; entrepreneurial competencies; entrepreneurial university entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial teachers; cross-curricular competences; job creation; entrepreneurial competencies; entrepreneurial university
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González Moreno, Á.; López Muñoz, L.; Pérez Morote, R. The Role of Higher Education in Development of Entrepreneurial Competencies: Some Insights from Castilla-La Mancha University in Spain. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 16.

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