Title: A success story in a partnership programme for entrepreneurship education: outlook of students perceptions towards entrepreneurship

Authors: Luísa Carvalho; Teresa Costa; Pedro Mares

Addresses: Open University of Portugal, Rua Braamcamp, 90, 5º Piso, 1250-052, Lisboa, Portugal ' ESCE - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, 2914-503 Setúbal, Portugal ' ESCE - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, 2914-503 Setúbal, Portugal

Abstract: Entrepreneurship education could support the development of an entrepreneurial culture that can influence the cultural values and economic development. This research aims, firstly, to present some theoretical guidelines about entrepreneurship education. And secondly, to present an empirical study that assess the entrepreneurial perception of students included in a partnership programme between higher education and secondary schools. This analysis allows a set of findings, we highlight the positive impact of the programme analysed, as well as a strong sense of entrepreneurial skills by students and their increased awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship for their personal and professional life.

Keywords: assessment; career choice; entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial programmes; entrepreneurial spirit; higher education; partnership programmes; secondary education; student perceptions; entrepreneurial culture; cultural values; economic development; entrepreneurial skills; student awareness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2015.072097

International Journal of Management in Education, 2015 Vol.9 No.4, pp.444 - 465

Published online: 30 Sep 2015 *

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