Special Issue "Entrepreneurship Education"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2019).
Interests: Environmental Strategy; Entrepreneurship; ICT and innovation; Social Accounting
Interests: entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship skills, economic analysis, ICT
The development of entrepreneurial spirit has been the subject of numerous research articles as a means to generate business projects (e.g. Bae et al., 2014; Barba-Sánchez and Atienza-Sahuquillo, 2016). Prior research suggests that identifying and nurturing potential entrepreneurs throughout the education process could produce many long-term economic benefits (e.g. Honig, 2004; Oosterbeek et al., 2010). Within the university teaching arena, there have been several initiatives in recent years to encourage the creation of companies, such as the inclusion of specific subjects on the creation of companies in certain syllabuses, the creation of self-employment support units, the creation of university seedbeds, and the holding of creativity and entrepreneurship workshops, with scant success in terms of the effectiveness in the increase of entrepreneurship rates among our youth (Barba-Sánchez and Atienza-Sahuquillo, 2018). Among the main reasons, the literature highlights the actions aimed at the youngest age group (Athayde, 2009; Benker et al., 2014; Scott, et al., 2016).
The aim of this Special Issue is to open up some lines of advance to further develop the research in this field from different points of view. Authors from different disciplines, such as management, education, social sciences, and other disciplines related to the entrepreneurship education development issue, are invited to submit their papers. Studies that conduct critical theoretical analysis, comparative observation, empirical testing, and longitudinal case investigations relating to the Special Issue are particularly encouraged and welcome.
Submissions for the Special Issue could relate, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- -Entrepreneurship education as part of the curriculum for primary and secondary school-age children.
- -Study of entrepreneurship in higher education, especially non-business studies.
- -The relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intention.
- -Innovative experiences in the field of entrepreneurship education based on project-based learning approach, such as Junior Enterprises.
- -The effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) in entrepreneurship education.
- -The impact of entrepreneurship education within the social entrepreneurship sector.
- -The influence of contextual variables in promoting entrepreneurship, with a special interest in the role of primary schools, secondary schools, and colleges and universities.
Athayde, R. (2009). Measuring enterprise potential in young people. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(2), 481-500.
Bae, T. J., Qian, S., Miao, C., & Fiet, J. O. (2014). The relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intentions: A meta‐analytic review. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38(2), 217-254.
Barba-Sánchez, V., & Atienza-Sahuquillo, C. (2016). The development of entrepreneurship at school: the Spanish experience. Education and Training, 58(7/8), 783-796.
Barba-Sánchez, V., & Atienza-Sahuquillo, C. (2018). Entrepreneurial intention among engineering students: The role of entrepreneurship education. European Research on Management and Business Economics, 24(1), 53-61.
Blenker, P., Elmholdt, S.T., Frederiksen, S.H., Korsgaard, S. & Wagner, K. (2014). Methods in entrepreneurship education research: a review and integrative framework. Education + Training, 56(8/9), 697-715.
Honig, B. (2004). Entrepreneurship education: toward a model of contingency-based business planning. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 3, 258-273.
Oosterbeek, H., van Praag, H., & Ijsselstein A. (2010). The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurship skills and motivation. European Economic Review, 54(3), 442-454.
Scott, J.M., Penaluna, A., & Thompson, J.L. (2016). A critical perspective on learning outcomes and the effectiveness of experiential approaches in entrepreneurship education. Education + Training, 58(1), 82-93.
Dr. Virginia Barba-Sánchez
Dr. María Emilia García-Pérez
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