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ERIC Number: EJ801725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Discovering Entrepreneurship: An Exploration of a Tripartite Approach to Developing Entrepreneurial Capacities
Collins, Lorna A.; Smith, Alison J.; Hannon, Paul D.
Journal of European Industrial Training, v30 n3 p188-205 2006
Purpose: To describe an exploration in the use of synergistic learning methods in the delivery of an innovative pilot programme designed to teach entrepreneurship capacities. The programme took a tripartite approach involving nascent entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs and facilitators using an action research and action learning approach. Design/methodology/approach: Action research methodology is used to provide insights in entrepreneurship andragogy. The programme is delivered in a collaborative, peer-learning environment using synergistic learning techniques (action learning). Findings: There is evidence from all participants for the usefulness of the learning methods employed; however there are challenges to using these methods in organisation applications. Research limitations/implications: The implications and challenges of using synergistic learning methods in organisation applications are discussed. Directions for further research into how such a programme could be used in the workplace are also presented. Originality/value: The paper describes innovative and effective methods to teach entrepreneurship capacities that mirror the "real" world experience of existing and nascent entrepreneurs. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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