ERIC Number: ED399396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Entrepreneurship through Business Incubation: The Role and Prospects of Postsecondary Vocational-Technical Education. Report 2: Case Studies.
Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; And Others
This report presents nine case studies featuring efforts to foster community development through business incubation and entrepreneurial programs at two-year colleges. A background section discusses case description, and organization and format of case studies. The second section describes the case study design. Each case study is introduced with a brief description of the setting--economic context, regional culture, and characteristics of the particular location. The component on education and training services provides details on content, delivery format, instruction arrangements, cost, and impact on entrepreneurs. Throughout each section are found perspectives of entrepreneurs, incubator staff, college staff, and students to enrich the descriptions with personal insights, personal evaluations of experiences, and experiences of minority and female entrepreneurs. Case studies are arranged in three categories representing urban, suburban, and rural settings. Within each category, three case studies that represent different approaches to business incubation and varying levels of community/technical college involvement are presented. A concluding cross-analysis outlines the involvement of two-year colleges in economic and entrepreneurship development in the community and provides discussion questions for key areas relevant to the involvement of two-year colleges in economic and entrepreneurship development in the community. Appendixes contain 14 references, selection forms, and interview guides. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Case Studies, College Role, Educational Research, Entrepreneurship, Role of Education, School Role, Sex Fairness, Small Businesses, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.