Entrepreneurship education at university : the plus-zone challenge

Hindle, Kevin 2001, Entrepreneurship education at university : the plus-zone challenge, in Proceedings of the 2001 Sino-Australian Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Policy and Practice, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 78-89.

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Title Entrepreneurship education at university : the plus-zone challenge
Author(s) Hindle, Kevin
Conference name Sino-Australian Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Policy and Practice (2001 : Hangzhou, China)
Conference location Hangzhou, China
Conference dates 7-9 Nov. 2001
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2001 Sino-Australian Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Policy and Practice
Publication date 2001
Start page 78
End page 89
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) entrepreneurship education
university
Summary The paper discusses the contrast between what is being done and what ought to be done about entrepreneurship education at university level. Research from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor program demonstrates that entrepreneurship education is an issue of worldwide economic and social significance. It has major policy implications for every nation. The paper briefly discusses the network of entrepreneurship education and experiential learning of which the university is only one component – and not necessarily the most important. The strategic and organizational context of the movement towards more entrepreneurial universities is distinguished from the purely content issue of curriculum designed for aspiring entrepreneurial practitioners. An overview of actual curricula, worldwide, is contrasted with the normative entrepreneurship education framework posited by McMullan and Long (1987). Following consideration of the problems involved in measuring the success of entrepreneurship education programs, a broad, generic template for integrated program development is presented and compared with the approach usually employed in most MBA programs at university business schools. The hierarchical, functionalist approach, symbolized by a pyramid, is contrasted with a more fluid, organic and boundary-crossing approach, symbolized by a wheel. Its central hub is a ‘plus zone’ where lies the deepest challenge for development of entrepreneurship education in a university context.
ISBN 0864593880
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2001, RMIT Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029679

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