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Examining attitudes towards entrepreneurship education: a comparative analysis among experts
by Katharina Fellnhofer; Sascha Kraus
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2015
Abstract: This paper aims to examine the attitudes towards entrepreneurship education (EE) of entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers, service providers and educators within Europe. This research builds on secondary data of the global entrepreneurship monitor. In particular, the study compares how individuals with different entrepreneurial expertise are aware of entrepreneurial education influences learners' perceptions of, entrepreneurship as an attractive career option. A Kruskal-Wallis test and independent t-tests were conducted to evaluate differences among the attitudes of experts. The study suggests that EE can be influenced by moderators' background and profile as well as gender. Different experts show equal perceptions in most cases. However, more attention must be drawn to EE at the basic level of schooling. In addition, our findings call for more research to be done on teaching methods by different moderators to increase skills to react appropriately to entrepreneurial opportunities. In future research, significant differences between genders need to be considered.
Online publication date: Tue, 15-Dec-2015
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