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How to Become an Entrepreneur in a Week
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How to Become an Entrepreneur in a Week

The Value of 7-Day Entrepreneurship Courses

9781788979276 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Lise Aaboen, Professor, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden and Roger Sørheim, Professor, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 927 6 Extent: 232 pp
Can you learn to be an entrepreneur in a week? The book focuses on short entrepreneurship education initiatives and includes eleven courses from European research-based universities. The book provides insights on best practice and lessons learned from experience for potential and current organizers of such initiatives.

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Can you learn to be an entrepreneur in a week? The book focuses on short entrepreneurship education initiatives and includes eleven courses from European research-based universities. The book provides insights on best practice and lessons learned from experience for potential and current organizers of such initiatives.

Entrepreneurship initiatives are a common response to top-down decisions to include entrepreneurship in all disciplines and study programs. There is often also a regional or societal goal for these activities. Different types of programme are analysed, from those aiming to instil an entrepreneurial mindset, those preparing the individual for an entrepreneurial career to those based on collaborations between universities. The authors make comparisons of the audiences, goals, organization and pedagogical approaches in each case to answer whether entrepreneurship can be taught in one week.

By reading this book university managers, course designers and those delivering entrepreneurship initiatives will be able to make a more informed decision regarding if and how they should be organized.
Critical Acclaim
‘Would it be possible to become entrepreneurial in one week? The editors and contributors of this book, all greatly experienced in designing and delivering entrepreneurship courses believe so. To convince the readers, they present and describe pedagogical activities such as week-long courses, camps and summer schools in a wide diversity of settings and contexts, showing the mechanisms by which students develop entrepreneurial ideas and initiatives. A more than needed book for those interested in learning from best practices in entrepreneurship education.'
– Alain Fayolle, EMLYON Business School, France

'Entrepreneurship education, like higher education, requires disruption and new approaches to content delivery and learning. This book represents a way to help students learn in quick chunks rather than over an archaic period of time we know as a semester. This book is an important step in a right direction.'
– Heidi M. Neck, Babson College, US
Contributors
Contributors: L. Aaboen, V.L. Ausrød, O. Belousova, A. Blesa, C. Cantù, S. Costa, C. de las Heras-Pedrosa, S. Delanoë-Gueguen, A. Groen, J. Guldager, J. Heinonen, U. Hytti, P.P. Iglesias-Sánchez, A. Jacobsson, A. La Rocca, H. Landström, E.M. Laviolette, C.J. Maldonado, L. Martínez, G.-B. Neergård, A. Ouendag, M. Ripollés, C.A.F. Rosenstand, E. Simmons, R. Sørheim, P. Stenholm, C. Tollestrup,


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Contents:

1 How do you become entrepreneurial in one week? 1
Lise Aaboen, Hans Landström and Roger Sørheim

PART I SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS
2 WOFIE: Workshop For Innovation and Entrepreneurship 15
Christian Tollestrup and Claus Andreas Foss Rosenstand
3 Innovation camp for nursing students: igniting an entrepreneurial spirit in three days 29
Gunn-Berit Neergård and Antonella La Rocca
4 SEMIS (seedlings): sowing the entrepreneurial competences of first-year master’s students 47
Servane Delanoë-Gueguen and Eric Michael Laviolette
5 Entrepreneurship and society: providing learners with a social lens on entrepreneurship 65
Emilee Simmons

PART II START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
6 SommarMatchen™: a student jump-start into the entrepreneurial life 84
Arne Jacobsson
7 Entrepreneurship for research professionals: triggering transformative learning? 100
Ulla Hytti, Jarna Heinonen and Pekka Stenholm
8 VentureLab Weekend: developing entrepreneurial skills from idea to action 119
Sílvia Costa, Olga Belousova, Aniek Ouendag and Aard Groen
9 Training entrepreneurial competences involving key stakeholders 140
Patricia P. Iglesias-Sánchez, Carmina Jambrino Maldonado and Carlos de las Heras-Pedrosa

PART III ENTREPRENEURIAL CITIZENS
10 Pursuing Entrepreneurship: a blended approach to teaching entrepreneurship in two weeks 159
Vegar Lein Ausrød and Jeppe Guldager
11 5UCV-E2: fitting your business proposal in seven sessions 175
María Ripollés, Andreu Blesa and Laura Martínez
12 ComoNExT iStart Academy: exploring the development of managerial skills 193
Chiara Cantù

Index 211

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