Title: The relationship between firm start-up rates and the local development of an entrepreneurship education system

Authors: Laura Curiel-Piña; José Luis González-Pernía; Andrés Jung; Miguel Angel López-Trujillo; Iñaki Peña-Legazkue

Addresses: Iberoamerican University of Leon, Blvd. J. Vértiz Campero 1640, León, (Postal code 1-26), Guanajuato, Mexico ' Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Deusto Business School, Mundaiz, 50, San Sebastián, 20012, Spain ' Catholic University of Uruguay, Avda. 8 de Octubre 2801, Montevideo, Uruguay ' Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Deusto Business School, Mundaiz, 50, San Sebastián, 20012, Spain ' Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Deusto Business School, Mundaiz, 50, San Sebastián, 20012, Spain

Abstract: In this study, we describe the development of the entrepreneurship education system in the Basque Country and its provinces. The purpose of our research work is to identify the players who offer different entrepreneurship education programmes, to analyse the main features of such programmes, and most importantly, to assess their effectiveness for enhancing entrepreneurial activity in the Basque region. Using data from the global entrepreneurship monitor (GEM) project, our findings show that individuals who have participated in several entrepreneurship education programmes during successive stages of their lifespan are more likely not only to engage in the creation of new ventures, but also in launching more foreign-market oriented and innovation driven larger size start-ups.

Keywords: entrepreneurship education; total entrepreneurial activity; TEA; global entrepreneurship monitor; GEM; entrepreneurial skills; firm start-ups; start-up rates; Basque Country; Spain; new ventures; venture creation; internationalisation; foreign markets; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2013.051673

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2013 Vol.5 No.1, pp.84 - 103

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 24 Jan 2013 *

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