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Brodie, Jacqueline; Van Saane, Sebastiaan Huib; Osowska, Renata – Industry and Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of the research presented in this article was to investigate the added value of mentoring for entrepreneurs during the start-up phase. This small-scale exploratory research focused on five start-up entrepreneurs in Scotland to determine the entrepreneurs' perceptions regarding the "added" value of their mentoring support. To…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Mentors, Value Added Models, Foreign Countries
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Heinrichs, Karin; Jäcklin, Benjamin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
During the post-formation phase, young ventures are often in danger of sliding into bankruptcy. The entrepreneur has to deal with a multitude of complex problems, decisions have to be made under time pressure or uncertainty, and upcoming crises have to be perceived in time. This paper presents seven critical incidents that are (1) realistic,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Questionnaires, Risk, Financial Problems
Stanigar, Jennifer Jill – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Aspiring entrepreneurs give and receive support in growth-fostering interactions with seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors, peers, and others. This dissertation investigates viewpoints held by entrepreneurs about their experiences of effective mentoring support. Little is known about how an entrepreneur learns through interacting with different…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Mentors, Entrepreneurship, Learning Processes
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Hatt, Lucy – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present research into the entrepreneurs' perspective of concepts critical to thinking as an entrepreneur, in order to inform enterprise and entrepreneurship course design in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Taking a social constructivist approach, using a Delphi-style method, semi-structured…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Delphi Technique, Semi Structured Interviews, Higher Education
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Thomas, Brendon – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
Mr. Brendon Thomas, Director of Technologies at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, looks at the importance of the study of design and digital technologies in schools to develop and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, Technology Uses in Education
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Martin, Anita M.; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Mustari, Elisa; Price, Ray – Research in Science Education, 2018
This is one of the first studies to examine the "educational entrepreneur" in K-12 public schools and the first to present an instrument designed to measure entrepreneurial thinking among teachers using a type of reasoning, effectual reasoning, which has been proposed in the business literature on entrepreneurs. This study situates…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Instructional Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Science Teachers
Griffith, Ralph – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to understand the factors that lead entrepreneurs to seek formal education. The evidence shows that entrepreneurs are playing an increasingly important role in producing economic growth in the United States. This researcher examined the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship based on economic, psychological, and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Entrepreneurship, Conventional Instruction, Decision Making
Bajaj, Nitin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
To what extent does the success of an entrepreneurial venture in the United States depend upon an immigrant entrepreneur's individual traits such as motivation, need for achievement, perception of exogenous business factors, and relationship networking? The findings from the study present significant differences in motivation and need for…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Indians, Immigrants, Motivation
Ostrowski, Erek J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The challenges of entrepreneurship make learning integral to the entrepreneurial process. However, many entrepreneurs work in relative isolation and lack opportunities to engage with peers in ways that promote meaningful reflection and learning. This study explores the experience of group coaching as a setting for meaningful learning and change in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teamwork, Coaching (Performance), Social Environment
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Nieminen, Lenita; Hytti, Ulla – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how self-employed entrepreneurs commit themselves to an entrepreneurship training programme and how such commitment relates to their perceptions of learning. Design/methodology/approach: The data were collected through qualitative, inductive methods by interviewing and observing six entrepreneurs…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Self Employment, Training, Business Administration Education
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Fox, Julie; Leeds, Rob; Barrett, Eric – Journal of Extension, 2014
With an increasing number of consumers using smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to find and interact with local businesses, Ohio State University Extension developed a new curriculum aimed at improving market access for food and farm entrepreneurs. The literature review, curriculum framework, and lessons learned shared in this article…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Food Processing Occupations, Food Service, Handheld Devices
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Jing, Tang; Dancheng, Luo; Ye, Zhao – English Language Teaching, 2016
Purpose: The entrepreneurship is a course of gaining knowledge from the failure and stimulating positive energy constantly. The entrepreneur's psychological resilience is the key to gain knowledge (positive energy) from failure (negative energy). The education of undergraduate entrepreneurship is one of the priorities these days. Educators shall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Entrepreneurship, Failure
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Ashour, Sanaa – Cogent Education, 2016
With limited employment opportunities, entrepreneurship is becoming a viable option to combat unemployment. This study explores undergraduate students' attitudes towards business and social entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), assuming that the lack of awareness among students regarding social entrepreneurship and the lack of…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Career Development, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Eid, Riyad; Badewi, Amgad; Selim, Hassan; El-Gohary, Hatem – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The growing interest in the development of entrepreneurial intention (EI) that has increased the importance of theories that explain and anticipate the tendency among individuals to start a new business. However, most of these theories focus on the relationship between entrepreneurs perceptions and their intention and ignore the cognitive…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Entrepreneurship, Intention, Models
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Pantea, Maria-Carmen – Studies in Continuing Education, 2016
This paper revisits the current policy assumptions on youth entrepreneurship and their possible implications on entrepreneurial learning in nonformal settings. Based on secondary literature analysis, it interrogates the nonformal learning practices that promote entrepreneurship and calls for entrepreneurial learning to incorporate higher awareness…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Nonformal Education, Conflict, Performance Factors
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