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OECD Publishing, 2017
Skills demands are increasing and changing rapidly everywhere, as advanced economies adapt to globalisation, technological change and ageing. Yet Italy is struggling more than other advanced economies to make the transition towards a thriving and dynamic skills-based society. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skills, Supply and Demand, Access to Education
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Bezerra, Éder D.; Borges, Cândido; Andreassi, Tales – International Review of Education, 2017
Youth entrepreneurship has gained prominence in recent years, but there are few studies which investigate the characteristics of companies created by students in the university environment (also known as "student spin-off companies") or the "ecosystem" in which these companies are incubated and "hatched". In parallel,…
Descriptors: Universities, Partnerships in Education, Entrepreneurship, School Business Relationship
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Wilson, Suzanne M. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
A longstanding tradition criticizes education schools for their presumed vapid curriculum, out-of-touch faculty, irrelevance, and suffocating ideology. What is different at present is the enthusiasm for alternatives to university-based teacher preparation, as well as the increasing interest in holding teacher preparation programs accountable. I…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Klement, Susan – Canadian Library Journal, 1977
Libraries could benefit from the businesslike approach of an entrepreneur. Characteristics of entrepreneurial behavior of value to libraries include: moderate risk-taking as a function of skill, not chance; energetic instrumental activity; insistence upon individual responsibility; knowledge of results of decisions; anticipation of future…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Libraries, Library Planning, Library Research
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Ertuna, Zeliha Ilhan; Gurel, Eda – Education & Training, 2011
Purpose: Entrepreneurial activities have a great impact on the economy and entrepreneurs are even more important for developing countries. Accordingly, the need for entrepreneurial graduates is increasing. Thus, this study aims to investigate the role of higher education with regard to the entrepreneurial intentions and traits of university…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Intention, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship
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Maritz, Alex; Brown, Chris – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
The purpose of this study is to report the results of a longitudinal evaluation of a vocational entrepreneurship education programme (EEP) using entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) measures. An empirical, mixed methods longitudinal and effectuation scale was used to measure ESE scores. Results indicate that participation in the programme had a…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Dabic, Marina; Vlajcic, Davor; Novak, Ivan – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to take the emergence of the knowledge mobilization as an opportunity to develop an understanding of needs for catching up appropriate knowledge application in SMEs in the Republic of Croatia, Poland and the UK. It draws upon the "frame mobilization" literature, which illuminates the role that acts…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Management Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Verger, Antoni – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
Public-private partnerships in education (ePPP) are acquiring increasing centrality in the agendas of international organizations and development agencies dealing with educational affairs. They are designed as an opportunity to correct inefficiencies in the public delivery of education and to mobilize new resources to increase the access to and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Partnerships in Education, Agenda Setting
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Benton, Sherrole – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2012
Tribal colleges are often performing little miracles in their communities. Most tribal colleges operate without benefit of local and state taxes. Yet, they bring in new money from other sources that stimulate the local economy. Students gain knowledge and skills that can transform their communities and local economies. Tribal colleges not only…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, American Indians, Technology Transfer, Economic Impact
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Davis, Dowayne D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research suggests that the commercialization of technological innovation is a key lever of successful entrepreneurship (Datta, Mukherjee, & Jessup, 2015). Through novel innovations, new educational technology (EdTech) businesses create new markets that offer impactful products and services to catalyze learning in schools (Singer, 2015). New…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Commercialization, Adoption (Ideas), Public Schools
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Lester, Toni; Rodgers, Vikki L. – Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2012
Within the business world, there is growing evidence and increasing acceptance that sustainability and environmental practices are the main drivers for current innovation and success. We developed an interdisciplinary, offshore course where undergraduate business students could truly investigate and experience the benefits of environmentally and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Instruction, Sustainable Development, Cultural Context
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Huttunen, Suvi – Journal of Rural Studies, 2012
Climate change and the projected depletion of fossil energy resources pose multiple global challenges. Innovative technologies offer interesting possibilities to achieve more sustainable outcomes in the energy production sector. Local, decentralized alternatives have the potential to sustain livelihoods in rural areas. One example of such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heat, Sustainability, Rural Areas
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Curley, Martin; Formica, Piero – Industry and Higher Education, 2013
The role of universities is changing. In the last century the primary focus of universities was on education and research, with the key goals of creating and diffusing information and knowledge. A third and equally important role is now emerging, with its accompanying expectations and responsibilities -- that of value creation. "Value"…
Descriptors: College Role, College Environment, Entrepreneurship, Universities
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Junemann, Carolina; Ball, Stephen J. – Education Inquiry, 2013
This paper addresses some recent changes in the landscape of state education in England. In particular, it focuses on the way in which Academies, state-funded independent schools introduced by New Labour and now being drastically extended and taken further by the Coalition government, are contributing to the ongoing and increasing blurring of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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