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ERIC Number: EJ822019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Entrepreneurship Education: Attitudes across Campus
Shinnar, Rachel; Pruett, Mark; Toney, Bryan
Journal of Education for Business, v84 n3 p151-159 Jan-Feb 2009
The authors investigated student and faculty attitudes toward entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. The authors collected data from 317 students and 87 faculty members at a comprehensive 4-year university to examine students' level of interest in entrepreneurial education, perceptions of motivations and barriers to startup businesses, and occupational aspirations. Student and faculty respondents represented a variety of disciplines in and outside colleges of business. Key findings follow: (a) Student and faculty views on entrepreneurship often differ dramatically, particularly in terms of students' occupational aspirations; (b) interest among nonbusiness students suggests a significant opportunity to formally expand entrepreneurship-related education beyond the business school; and (c) in contrast to previous researchers, the authors identified no significant differences between male and female students regarding interest in entrepreneurship. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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