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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020034

Entrepreneurship Education and Disability: An Experience at a Spanish University

Department of Business Administration, University of Castilla–La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
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Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 28 March 2019 / Accepted: 29 March 2019 / Published: 10 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entrepreneurship Education)
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Abstract

The European Commission considers the following groups of entrepreneurs: females, family businesses, liberal professions, migrants, and seniors. Disabled people are not included, and this paper could, therefore, open up a new field of research and an important issue to be considered among the European Union’s social objectives. The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in Spain provides an entrepreneurship education course, “Entrepreneurship and disability,” for disabled students. It is the first time that a course with these characteristics has been taught at a Spanish University, which signifies that there is no similar research of this nature. Keeping in mind its originality, this study makes an important contribution to the field. The main objective is to analyze whether the motivation to start up a business differs between students with disabilities and those without. We analyzed “before” and “after” data in order to test the potential impact of entrepreneurship education on the students’ entrepreneurial attitude. An analysis of variance with several demographic variables has allowed us to prove that the education that students received, their business experience, and their field of study have significant effects. This statistical test showed no significant differences between disabled and non-disabled students. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurship; education; disability entrepreneurship; education; disability
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Muñoz, R.M.; Salinero, Y.; Peña, I.; Sanchez de Pablo, J.D. Entrepreneurship Education and Disability: An Experience at a Spanish University. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 34.

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