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Learning entrepreneurship in a multicultural context


  • Costa, Maria Teresa
  • Carvalho, Luísa
  • Sardinha, Boguslawa


Nowadays learning entrepreneurship in higher education became an important issue. International experiences promote the relationship between students from several countries in a multicultural context. In this sense it was developed an entrepreneurial game were tutors have the role to support students during the activities. The objective of entrepreneurial game objective is to create a business idea and develop a small business plan to present to the group. The general aim of this paper is to describe this international experience of Setúbal Business week. The specific goals are: - Understand how students learning in an international environment; - Understand how international multicultural groups function; - Evaluate how this kind of game improve a set of competencies, such as entrepreneurial spirit, capacity to work in an international team, oral communication, creativity, confidence and research skills; - Evaluate business week performance in order to improve future events. The study concludes with some recommendations and remarks about learning in an entrepreneurship in a multicultural environment.

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  • Costa, Maria Teresa & Carvalho, Luísa & Sardinha, Boguslawa, 2008. "Learning entrepreneurship in a multicultural context," MPRA Paper 15840, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15840

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    1. Quesada Ibáñez Javier & Mas Ivars Matilde, 2006. "The Role of ICT in the Spanish Productivity Slowdown," Working Papers 201035, Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation.
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    Entrepreneurial Game; Multiculturalism; International Environment;

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    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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