Title: Entrepreneurship and education. The missing link in international development theory and practice

Authors: Paul Dragos Aligica, Bogdan Florian

Addresses: Mercatus Center, George Mason University, 3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 450, Arlington VA 22201, USA. ' National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, 6–8 Povernei str., Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: Education and entrepreneurship are commonly considered major factors of economic development. If that is the case, one would expect that the international development organisations give a special attention to initiatives promoting education on entrepreneurship (teaching entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and ideas) and entrepreneurship in education (promoting the entrepreneurial initiative in providing, maintaining and developing education services). The study finds that these organisations| agenda has not started yet to incorporate the basic insights regarding the link between the two factors and concludes that this situation creates opportunities for a rich analytical and policy agenda in the area of education and entrepreneurship.

Keywords: entrepreneurship policy; international development; entrepreneurship education; United Nations Development Programme; World Bank; development policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.016132

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.28 - 38

Published online: 06 Dec 2007 *

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