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Seymour, Nicole – 2002
The trend of couples starting their own businesses and partnering in self-employment ventures has been dubbed "copreneurship." Copreneurship is the fastest-growing segment of family-based businesses. Husband-and-wife teams constitute the most visible and most researched category of copreneurs. According to a 1997 study, 30% of family…
Descriptors: Definitions, Dual Career Family, Employed Parents, Employment Patterns
Seymour, Nicole – 2002
This document describes business plan competitions sponsored by universities. The idea began in the early 1980s at the University of Texas when Masters in Business Administration (MBA) students created a friendly competitive activity along the lines of the law schools Moot Court competition. Later the competition became national, and then…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Competition, Graduate Students
Park, Sung – 2002
For many Korean Americans, the American dream of building a better future in the United States for their families is realized through a focus on entrepreneurship. Their formula for entrepreneurial success is simple and effective: (1) identifying a business opportunity; and (2) working hard to turn the opportunity into a business success. Korean…
Descriptors: American Dream, Cultural Context, Entrepreneurship, Immigrants
Seymour, Nicole – 2002
Researchers are finding that older entrepreneurs are an increasing population in many Western countries. It is important to distinguish between entrepreneurs who have simply reached the age of 50 versus those who start up businesses after this age. The latter group is of particular interest because these people have presumably never faced the…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Older Adults
Brown, Carolyn – 2000
Entrepreneurship education is a growing field in university business schools, community colleges, and public schools. According to the literature, business education focuses on running a business whereas entrepreneurship education focuses on the skills needed to conceive of and start up a brand new business venture. The necessary components of…
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Colleges, Course Content, Curriculum
Brown, Carolyn – 2000
This digest discusses curricula for entrepreneurship education in K-12 and higher education and reviews a sampling of courses at each level. In the entrepreneurship curriculum, texts are aimed at giving only the necessary information, and worksheets are used to help students focus on how they would develop their own businesses. Students gain…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Seymour, Nicole – 2001
Although many of the 100 million women employed in the developing world are entrepreneurs, they are often unable to become self sufficient or to adequately support their families through entrepreneurship. However, in the past decade, several entities, from microlending banks to United Nations task forces, have intervened to enable women in…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Females
Kozeracki, Carol – 1998
This digest reviews the literature examining ways in which the academic world is shifting toward more entrepreneurial approaches for running an institution and examines some programs that have been developed both at the community college and the senior college level. Reasons cited for the shift toward entrepreneurial ways of operating include cuts…
Descriptors: Colleges, Community Colleges, Corporate Support, Economic Opportunities
Brawer, Florence B. – 1998
This digest reviews entrepreneurship activities among university and community college faculty and administrators, citing a number of studies that examine corporate-university linkages. These studies note that some faculty act as consultants to organizations, thus providing an avenue for personal interaction between industry and academe, or engage…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Colleges, Community Colleges, Corporate Support
Faris, Shannon K. – 1998
This digest examines some of the literature on technology transfer in the context of higher education, noting that the practice of capitalizing on academic research for commercial purposes has the potential to generate financial resources for the participating institutions of higher education. Several examples of technology transfer are cited,…
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Higher Education
Brawer, Florence B. – 1998
This digest examines some of the literature on entrepreneurial arrangements within academic institutions--arrangements that often mirror the conflicted town/gown attitude between small cities and the institutions of higher education located within their limits. The main reason cited for the involvement of higher education institutions in…
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Entrepreneurship
Brown, Carolyn – 1999
The rapid rise in entrepreneurship programs and centers has been fueled by unprecedented student demand, and the popularity of entrepreneurship courses is outstripping the supply in programs across the United States. Entrepreneurship education has been criticized as a fad by some, but it appears to have established a firm beachhead in higher…
Descriptors: Business Education, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Graduate Students
Lee and Associates, Starkville, MS. – 1994
Volume 2 of this report is supplementary and contains three bibliographies: (1) Annotated Bibliography on Minority Entrepreneurship in Agriculture; (2) Annotated Bibliography on Entrepreneurship Education in Agriculture; (3) Bibliography on Entrepreneurship. The next section presents three storyboard scripts for instructional videotapes on…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Personnel, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
Lee and Associates, Starkville, MS. – 1994
Focusing on the status of entrepreneurship education in agriculture at the secondary, postsecondary, and adult/young adult levels, volume 1 of this report presents findings from a national study conducted to provide planning information for a major national initiative on agricultural entrepreneurship education. First, an introductory section…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Personnel, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
Katz, Jerome A. – 1992
In 1992, a project was undertaken to update research conducted in 1991 on the nationwide infrastructure of the academic field of entrepreneurship, focusing on the status of five elements: faculty, research institutions, research funding, professional organizations, and publications. The update found that the number of endowed entrepreneurship…
Descriptors: Business, College Faculty, Entrepreneurship, Federal Aid
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