A Community of Practice Approach to Teaching International Entrepreneurship

Martina Musteen, Ross William Francis Alexander Curran, Nuno Arroteia, Maria Ripollés, Andreu Blesa

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Abstract

With a dearth of research on international entrepreneurship pedagogy, there is a gap in knowledge on the effectiveness of educational programs, courses, and teaching methods in stimulating and promoting international entrepreneurship practice. To address the gap, this study evaluates an experiential teaching innovation in the area of international entrepreneurship, the Global Board Game project. Designed as a Community of Practice (CoP), the project provides
students the opportunity to participate in the construction of their knowledge through interactions with their counterparts in other countries. A qualitative analysis of student essays indicates that the Global Board Game project is effective in helping students achieve learning outcomes, which include defining, recognizing, and evaluating international business opportunities; designing and
validating a business model based on such opportunities; and creating a plan for pursuing these opportunities. Additionally, it indicates that participation in the project enhanced students’attitudes toward entrepreneurship as a career path.
Original languageEnglish
Article number56
Number of pages17
JournalAdministrative Sciences
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • International Entrepreneurship Education
  • Community of practice
  • International Student Teams
  • Global Board Game Project
  • Entrepreneurial Intention
  • Active Learning

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