Title: Perceived entrepreneurial competences tested by business plan pedagogies

Authors: Azzedine Tounés; Narjisse Lassas-Clerc; Alain Fayolle

Addresses: INSEEC Business School, 12, avenue Lac d'Annecy, Savoie Technolac, 73381 Le Bourget-du-Lac, France ' ESCA School of Management, 7, rue Abou Youssef El Kindy Bd. Moulay Youssef, Quartier Gauthier, Casablanca, Morocco; ACC&SENS Authentic Coaching and Consulting, 29 Rue Maunoir, Eaux Vives, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland ' EMLYON Business School, 23 avenue Guy de Collongue, 69134 Ecully cedex, France

Abstract: Although competence is a central concept in the field of entrepreneurship, research has rarely examined this concept in the field of entrepreneurship education. That is, studies on students' entrepreneurial competences in developing a business plan are scarce. Therefore, the goal of this article is to investigate the effects of two business plan programmes (real and fictitious) on the entrepreneurial competences of management students. The results indicate that the two pedagogies positively influence entrepreneurial competences. However, no significant differences exist between the two teaching protocols.

Keywords: student learning; pereceived competence; entrepreneurship education; business plan pedagogies; Johannisson's taxonomy; small business; small firms; entrepreneurial competences; business plans; management students; higher education; teaching protocols.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2014.062020

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2014 Vol.21 No.4, pp.541 - 557

Available online: 29 May 2014 *

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