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Entrepreneurship, methodologies in higher education an experience in a portuguese business school

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  • Carvalho, Luísa
  • Costa, Maria Teresa
  • Dominguinhos, Pedro
  • Pereira, Raquel

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Today entrepreneurship education is an important issue to improve the process of creating new firm assuming new risks and rewards. The theoretical discussion about around the question: “Entrepreneurs are born or made?” assume that is possible educate to be entrepreneurs. Schools have an important role in this process. Believing in this possibility our Business School developed a set of pedagogical methodologies supported in apprenticeship based on “learning by doing”. This pedagogical methodology was created through a study of best practices. This study aims to propose a set of innovative methodologies and students perceptions about their apprenticeship experience/process. The study concludes with a set of recommendations and a best practices manual useful to appliance in higher education.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12123.

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Date of creation: 12 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12123

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Keywords: Innovative methodologies; entrepreneurship education; learning by doing;

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  1. Vesper, Karl H. & Gartner, William B., 1997. "Measuring progress in entrepreneurship education," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 12(5), pages 403-421, September.
  2. Donato Iacobucci & Alessandra Micozzi, 2010. "Entrepreneurship education in Italian universities: trend, situation and opportunities," Working Papers 1006, c.MET-05 - Centro interuniversitario di Economia Applicata alle Politiche per L'industria, lo Sviluppo locale e l'Internazionalizzazione.
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