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Author
Leon Ramona-Diana (National University of Political Studies and Administration, Bucharest)
Title
Developing Entrepreneurial Skills : an Educational and Intercultural Perspective
Source
Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI), 2017, vol. 13, nr 4, s. 97-121, rys., tab., bibliogr. s. 116-120
Issue title
Sources of Socio-Economic Development
Keyword
Kształcenie, Przedsiębiorczość, Szkolnictwo wyższe
Learning, Entrepreneurship, Higher education
Note
JEL Classification: L26, L20, O39
streszcz., summ.
Company
Unia Europejska (UE)
European Union (EU)
Abstract
Celem badań jest ustalenie, w jaki sposób uczelnie ekonomiczne i biznesowe państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej przyczyniają się do rozwoju umiejętności przedsiębiorczych studentów. Dlatego stosuje się strategię studiów przypadku, która koncentruje się na najważniejszych szkołach biznesu z państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej; w ten sposób zidentyfikowano i przeanalizowano 267 syllabusów z 21 uczelni wyższych. Wyniki pokazują, że europejskie szkoły biznesu zdołały rozwinąć większość wymaganych umiejętności w zakresie przedsiębiorczości wśród swoich studentów. Ich absolwenci są zorientowani zarówno na zadania, jak i na ludzi. Z jednej strony cenią sobie wydajność, są w stanie rozwiązywać problemy i podejmować skalkulowane ryzyko. Z drugiej strony wiedzą, jak komunikować się i współpracować w ramach zespołu. Ponadto można stwierdzić, że analizowane programy edukacyjne łączą podejście "o przedsiębiorczości" z perspektywą "dla przedsiębiorczości"; koncentrują się na rozwijaniu kompetencji poznawczych, funkcjonalnych i behawioralnych poprzez łączenie wykładów z aktywnymi technikami uczenia się. Działania te zależą od specyfiki kulturowej i mają wpływ na zdolność danego kraju do osiągnięcia najwyższej skuteczności w zakresie rozwoju przedsiębiorczości. Odkrycia te mają zarówno teoretyczne, jak i praktyczne implikacje. Na poziomie teoretycznym poszerzają literaturę dotyczącą rozwoju umiejętności przedsiębiorczych, dostarczając konkretnych informacji o umiejętnościach, na których koncentrują się programy akademickie. Na poziomie praktycznym zapewniają one cenny wgląd w umiejętności, które będą mieli przyszli przedsiębiorcy; wpłynie to na ich zachowanie w środowisku biznesowym, niezależnie od tego, czy zdecydują się oni być właścicielami firmy, czy przedsiębiorczym pracownikiem. (abstrakt oryginalny)

The research aims to determine how the economic and business administration faculties within the European Union member states are contributing to the development of students' entrepreneurial skills. Therefore, a case study strategy is employed which concentrates on the most important business schools from the European Union member states; thus, 267 syllabuses from 21 higher education institutions are identified and analyzed. The results prove that European business schools manage to develop most of the required entrepreneurial skills among their students. Their graduates are both task and people oriented. On the one hand, they value performance, are capable of solving problems and taking calculated risks. On the other hand, they know how to communicate and collaborate within a team. Besides, it may be stated that the analyzed educational programs are combining the "about entrepreneurship" approach with "for entrepreneurship" perspective; they focus on developing cognitive, functional, and behavioral competences by combining lectures with active learning techniques. These actions are influenced by cultural specificity and have an impact on a country's capacity to be a top performer, in terms of entrepreneurship development. These findings have both theoretical and practical implications. On a theoretical level, they extend the literature regarding the development of entrepreneurial skills by providing concrete information about the skills on which the academic curricula focus. On a practical level, they provide valuable insights regarding the skills that the future entrepreneurs will have; these will influence their behavior in a business environment no matter whether they will choose to be the owner of a business or an enterprising employee. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2299-7075
Language
eng
URI / DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.7341/20171346
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