Entrepreneurship education at university: A driver in the creation of high growth firms?

Laura Galloway, Wendy Brown

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Abstract

There is, in the UK, increasing attention being paid to the potential of university education to facilitate high quality growth firms. While some commentators believe that this potential can be realised in the short term, many believe that only a long-term view of the entrepreneurial potential of graduate entrepreneurship is feasible as new graduates lack the resources, skills and experience necessary for sustainability and growth of ventures. Like most university entrepreneurship “departments”, the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde examines the profile of students and outcome of entrepreneurship electives in terms of student ambition and motivation. Using data from this exercise along with data from a study of 2,000 Strathclyde alumni, an impression of potentiality and actual outcome of entrepreneurship electives is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-405
Number of pages8
JournalEducation + Training
Volume44
Issue number8/9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Growth
  • Small- to medium-sized enterprises
  • United Kingdom
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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