Psychological factors, behavioural variables and acquired competencies in entrepreneurship education

Chiru, Codrin and Tachiciu, Laurentiu and Ciuchete, Georgiana (2012) Psychological factors, behavioural variables and acquired competencies in entrepreneurship education. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46 . pp. 4010-4015. ISSN 1877-0428

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.188

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship is widely seen as a key competence necessary to build-up a modern society. Several studies at global level demonstrated the consistent relationship between economic prosperity (GDP level and its dynamics) and the entrepreneurial activity and also emphasised the importance of the latter for the young people's participation in the labour market. The research summarised in this paper undertakes an integrated analysis of the students’ acquired business skills and various psychological/behavioural factors (risk acceptance, success models & patterns, personal motivation, self-confidence) in the middle and higher education institutions by using a mix of quantitative and qualitative evidence. The study investigates the sources of gaps between the entrepreneurial knowledge and students’ acquired competencies and recommends a few approaches for facilitating collaboration among stakeholders in the entrepreneurship education.

Additional Information:This article belongs to a special issue:- 4th WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (WCES-2012) 02-05 February 2012 Barcelona, Spain Edited By Prof.Dr.Gülsün A. Baskan, Assist.Prof.Dr.Fezile Ozdamli and Sezer Kanbul; Deniz Özcan
Keywords:Competency based education, Entrepreneurs’ knowledge & skills, Entrepreneurship education, Business start -ups, Psychological and behavioural variables
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:13696
Deposited On:01 Apr 2014 15:51

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