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Entrepreneurship Education in Practice: The Development of a Hybrid Training Model in an Urban Environment

In: Innovative Pathways for University Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

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  • Arturo E. Osorio
  • Jasmine A. Cordero

Abstract

Addressing a gap in entrepreneurial training programs, the main objective of this study was to introduce a hybrid training model that provides training to entrepreneurs after they have started their operations and before they become large and/or well established. The presented model consist of a full entrepreneurship training program suited to serve entrepreneurs who have been operating for no less than 2 years, have 1–14 employees, and need basic training to further achieve their operational goals. This format allows for progressive learning while encouraging networking among participants. Using a case study, 5 years of data are presented describing this program and its value for its participants including urban entrepreneurs.

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  • Arturo E. Osorio & Jasmine A. Cordero, 2014. "Entrepreneurship Education in Practice: The Development of a Hybrid Training Model in an Urban Environment," Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth, in: Sherry Hoskinson & Donald F. Kuratko (ed.),Innovative Pathways for University Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century, volume 24, pages 171-208, Emerald Publishing Ltd.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:aseizz:s1048-473620140000024007
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