ERIC Number: ED024889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Program of Entrepreneurial Education for Economic Development: The Case of Northeast Brazil.
Burke, John Miles
A cross-cultural comparative analysis was made of managerial education programs in the United States and Brazil and, based on the findings, an entrepreneurial education program was designed for underdeveloped Northeast Brazil. Persons were found in this region who could act as entrepreneurs except for a lack of fundamental knowledge and skills; moreover, economic development would be stimulated by educating these people. A research model based on three components--the educational program, the business environment, and the manager-entrapreneurs--was developed. A survey questionnaire was administered to 199 managers and latent entrepreneurs in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles; and data were collected on individuals and the business environment in Northeast Brazil. Managers in Los Angeles and Sao Paulo were very similar to each other but differed greatly from latent entrepreneurs in Northeast Brazil. The business environments of Los Angeles and Sao Paulo differed moderately, but both were quite different from that of Northeast Brazil. Differences between managerial education in Los Angeles and in Sao Paulo were generally administrative. The new program is unique in that it stresses knowledge and skills necessary for starting new businesses and engages the participants in new business formation. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Analysis of Variance, Business, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Development, Environmental Influences, Individual Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research, Surveys
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-8769, MF $3.30, Xerography $11.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
Identifiers: Brazil; United States
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.