Title: Entrepreneurship education in European and American higher education: a systematic literature review

Authors: Ria Tristya Amalia; Harald F.O. Von Korflesch

Addresses: Universitaet Strasse 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany ' Universitaet Strasse 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany

Abstract: Entrepreneurial education started in the USA and has expanded around the world. There are many distinctions between European and American higher education in this area. Since researchers have not received much attention, there is a need to reflect on 'entrepreneurial learning styles, ' 'what' and 'how' to teach entrepreneurship. This study used a systematic literature review on these themes between 2009 and 2018. NVivo software was used in six phases and produced 84 articles. Entrepreneurship education varies depending on whether the program's objectives are 'about', 'for', or 'through' entrepreneurship. Education 'about' entrepreneurship is theoretical. The other two types are practical. The 'for' type is prevalent in curriculum content and teaching methods, especially in Europe. This study has identified greater acknowledgement and research of pedagogical concepts for entrepreneurship in European and American higher education. It also suggests a need to shift from the traditional 'teacher-centred' approach to the more contemporary 'learner-centred' approach.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; European and American higher education; systematic literature review; entrepreneurial learning; teaching method; course content.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2021.120858

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2021 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.311 - 349

Received: 08 Jun 2021
Accepted: 08 Nov 2021

Published online: 14 Feb 2022 *

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