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Fellnhofer, Katharina – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Relying on Bandura's (1986) social learning theory, Ajzen's (1988) theory of planned behaviour (TPB), and Dyer's (1994) model of entrepreneurial careers, this study aims to highlight the potential of entrepreneurial role models to entrepreneurship education. The results suggest that entrepreneurial courses would greatly benefit from real-life…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Role Models, Regression (Statistics), Self Efficacy
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Satrustegui, Alfonso Unceta; Castro-Spila, Javier; Luna, Alvaro – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
The concepts of hybridity and governance have been an important line of research in the context of social companies and public institutions. The purpose of this paper is to explore these notions in the framework of hybrid communities of social innovation by showing the importance of intangible capital in the improvement of functional skills,…
Descriptors: Governance, Social Change, Innovation, Social Capital
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Pérez-Bustamante, Guillermo – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
This paper explores corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the biotech high-tech sector as a way to achieve competitive advantages. After presenting the importance of science for high-tech firms, the paper focuses on the social and economic role of CSR. Next, the primary reasons for firms' engagement in CSR activities are presented, followed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Responsibility, Corporations, Biotechnology
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Sun, Hongyi; Ho, Kario; Ni, Wenbin – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
There are still many questions remain unanswered about the relationship between Organisational Learning (OL) and Continuous Improvement (CI). For example, how do OL and CI contribute to business performance? Are OL and CI equal? Do OL and CI support each other? Should OL and CI be implemented separately or together? If together, how to integrate…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Performance, Improvement, Organizational Culture
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Sun, Hongyi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Based on data from 700 companies in 20 countries, this paper records the research that investigates the contribution of organisational and technological practices to speed up New Product Development (NPD). The organisational practice is found positively correlated with the speed of NPD. However, no significant direct relationship was found between…
Descriptors: Production Techniques, Computer Assisted Design, Total Quality Management, Organizational Effectiveness