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Impact of Entrepreneurial Education Programs on Total Entrepreneurial Activity: The Case of Spain

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Department of Social Psychology, University of Salamanca, 37005 Salamanca, Spain
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Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Salamanca, 37005 Salamanca, Spain
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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010025
Received: 26 January 2019 / Revised: 1 March 2019 / Accepted: 5 March 2019 / Published: 13 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entrepreneurship Education)
There is a need to evaluate entrepreneurial education programs (EEPs) to see the impact they have on a country’s development. Previous work has focused mostly on entrepreneurial intentions, mainly in a university context. Additionally, literature reviews on the impact of entrepreneurial education have not yet been conclusive, mainly due to the use of subjective indicators and a low consideration of objective indicators. The purpose of this article is to respond to some of these challenges. Specifically, this study used an objective indicator, Total Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA), in a non-university context. A database was created that included programs categorized by autonomous communities. The analysis showed that EEPs significantly influenced the entrepreneurial activity of autonomous communities. This implies that entrepreneurial education should be a prioritized objective in the educational policy of these communities. The recommendations derived from these results are, among others, to promote role models, continue supporting the financing of entrepreneurial initiatives through education and training, continue implementing government policies to support entrepreneurship, and carry out evaluations on the impact that these programs have on skills acquired in the short and medium terms, as well as their maintenance over time. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurial education programs; entrepreneurship education; total entrepreneurial activity; impact; Spain entrepreneurial education programs; entrepreneurship education; total entrepreneurial activity; impact; Spain
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Hernández-Sánchez, B.R.; Sánchez-García, J.C.; Mayens, A.W. Impact of Entrepreneurial Education Programs on Total Entrepreneurial Activity: The Case of Spain. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010025

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Hernández-Sánchez BR, Sánchez-García JC, Mayens AW. Impact of Entrepreneurial Education Programs on Total Entrepreneurial Activity: The Case of Spain. Administrative Sciences. 2019; 9(1):25. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010025

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Hernández-Sánchez, Brizeida R.; Sánchez-García, José C.; Mayens, Alexander W. 2019. "Impact of Entrepreneurial Education Programs on Total Entrepreneurial Activity: The Case of Spain" Adm. Sci. 9, no. 1: 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010025

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