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ERIC Number: EJ792827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Business Plan Competitions in Tertiary Institutions: Encouraging Entrepreneurship Education
Russell, Roslyn; Atchison, Mary; Brooks, Robert
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v30 n2 p123-138 May 2008
The development of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge is a priority for governments that want to encourage an innovative and enterprising society. Furthermore, education institutions are becoming increasingly required by employers to produce graduates that have practical, real-world skills. Business plan competitions, although primarily aimed at producing start-ups, have been found to provide a range of benefits to participants, the most important being the development of entrepreneurial skills, access to mentors, opportunity for networking and increased self-confidence and risk-taking propensity. (Contains 8 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia