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International Entrepreneurship Education

Issues and Newness Edited by Alain Fayolle, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France and Heinz Klandt, European Business School, Germany
This book discusses paradigmatic changes in the field of entrepreneurship education in response to economic, political and social needs, and the consequential need to reassess, redevelop and renew curricula and methods used in teaching entrepreneurship.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $146.00 Web: $131.40
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84542 179 3
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Management Education
  • Education
  • Management Education
This book discusses paradigmatic changes in the field of entrepreneurship education in response to economic, political and social needs, and the consequential need to reassess, redevelop and renew curricula and methods used in teaching entrepreneurship.

Traditional and new questions and concerns are addressed, including:

• the development of business schools towards entrepreneurship education
• best-practice methods of learning and teaching entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom
• the design of effective teaching frameworks and tools
• the development of entrepreneurial behaviours and attitudes in students
• teaching the design and launch of new businesses.

The issue of assessing the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education is also raised. A theoretical and methodological framework is used to measure the impact and effectiveness of entrepreneurship education programmes on the attitudes and behaviours of students.

Now more than ever, the book argues, research in the field of entrepreneurship education has to be encouraged and facilitated, and should drive the activity of entrepreneurship education providers. As such, this fascinating book aims to provide researchers, practitioners, teachers and advanced students engaged in the field of entrepreneurship with relevant and up-to-date insights into international research programmes in entrepreneurship education.
‘The importance of this volume is that it addresses the major pedagogical issues that inevitably arise in the context of entrepreneurship education. It represents a valuable source for those involved in the training and development of entrepreneurial skills and initiative.’
– Economic Outlook and Business Review

‘Can entrepreneurship be taught? Is it an art or a science? How is entrepreneurship learned? Another masterpiece by the European masters Fayolle and Klandt, this volume – based on the 2003 Grenoble Conference – will be useful for years to come, among educators and policymakers alike, especially those open to the emerging paradigm.’
– Léo-Paul Dana, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Contributors: R. Bachelet, P. Blenker, J.-P. Boissin, H.A. Cader, L. Cannavacciuolo, G. Capaldo, J.-C. Castagnos, J.M. Degeorge, B. Deschamps, P. Dreisler, G. Esposito, H.M. Faergeman, A. Fayolle, B. Gailly, Y. Gasse, A. Gibb, D. Iacobucci, L. Iandoli, J. Kickul, D.A. Kirby, J. Kjeldsen, H. Klandt, P. Kyrö, S. Mahlamäki-Kultanen, A. Miettinen, D.W. Norman, S. Postigo, M. Raffa, M.F. Tamborini, M. Tremblay, C. Verzat

Allan Gibb

1. Issues and Newness in the Field of Entrepreneurship Education: New Lenses for New Practical and Academic Questions
Alain Fayolle and Heinz Klandt

2. Learning and Teaching Entrepreneurship: Dilemmas, Reflections and Strategies
Per Blenker, Poul Dreisler, Helle M. Faergeman and John Kjeldsen

3. Entrepreneurship Education: Can Business Schools Meet the Challenge?
David A. Kirby

4. To Support the Emergence of Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role of Business Plan Competitions
Lorella Cannavacciuolo, Guido Capaldo, Ginaluca Esposito, Luca Iandoli and Mario Raffa

5. Attitudes, Intentions and Behaviour: New Approaches to Evaluating Entrepreneurship Education
Alain Fayolle and Jean Michel Degeorge

6. The Continental and Anglo-American Approaches to Entrepreneurship Education – Differences and Bridges
Paula Kyrö

7. Mentoring for Entrepreneurs as an Education Intervention
Asko Miettinen

8. Can You Teach Entrepreneurs to Write their Business Plan? An Empirical Evaluation of Business Plan Competitions
Benoît Gailly

9. Skills Demonstrations: A Possibility for Meaningful Co-operation with Work-Life in the Internationalizing Vocational Education
Seija Mahlamäki-Kultanen

10. Pathways to New Business Opportunities: Innovations and Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Classroom
Jill Kickul

11. Developing an Entrepreneurial Spirit Among Engineering College Students: What are the Educational Factors?
Caroline Verzat and Rémi Bachelet

12. Undergraduate Students as a Source of Potential Entrepreneurs: A Comparative Study between Italy and Argentina
Sergio Postigo, Donato Iacobucci and María Fernanda Tamborini

13. Entrepreneurship Education Among Students at a Canadian University: An Extensive Empirical Study of Students’ Entrepreneurial Preferences and Intentions
Yvon Gasse and Maripier Tremblay

14. Motivations and Drawbacks Concerning Entrepreneurial Action: A Study of French PhD Students
Jean-Pierre Boissin, Jean-Claude Castagnos and Bérangère Deschamps

15. Entrepreneurship Education for the African Informal Sector
Hanas A. Cader and David W. Norman