Title: The development of adults' entrepreneurial competence for their successful career

Authors: Virginija Bortkevičienė; Raimundas Vaitkevičius

Addresses: Department of Education Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University, Jonavos str. 66-312, LT-44191, Kaunas, Lithuania ' Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University, Jonavos str. 66, LT-44191, Kaunas, Lithuania

Abstract: Key competences underlying lifelong learning are particularly important in the knowledge society as they may guarantee more flexibility in the labour market and better adjustment to the permanent change. Entrepreneurial competence is one of the fundamental components for human employability and self-employment, often in conjunction with the ability to create and maintain jobs for themselves and others. Development of key skills and competences, as well as entrepreneurial competence, presents by itself potentially effective measure in coping with the existing skills mismatches, which is not sufficiently analysed and considered in the current active labour market policies. The main research question: what is the role of the development of entrepreneurial competence in striving for employability and successful career? The aim of this paper is to identify the importance of entrepreneurial competence in job related activities: job search, keeping the job place, professional career. The object of the paper is the entrepreneurial competence of adults seeking employability and successful career.

Keywords: key competences; entrepreneurial competence; entrepreneurial scales; labour market; employment; employability; job search; job place; careers; structural equation modelling; SEM; factor analysis; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2016.075692

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2016 Vol.13 No.2/3, pp.238 - 249

Received: 13 Jun 2015
Accepted: 13 Oct 2015

Published online: 31 Mar 2016 *

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