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Lindberg, E., Bohman, H., Hulten, P. & Wilson, T. (2017). Enhancing students' entrepreneurial mindset: a Swedish experience. Education + Training, 59(7-8), 768-779
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing students' entrepreneurial mindset: a Swedish experience
2017 (English)In: Education + Training, ISSN 0040-0912, E-ISSN 1758-6127, Vol. 59, no 7-8, p. 768-779Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the test of a pedagogical intervention to enhance students' entrepreneurial mindset on a university course.

Design/methodology/approach – The course where the authors tested the new course design is a mandatory one in the business school’s undergraduate business program. Pre- and post-evaluations of the students’ opportunity recognition (OR) and individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) were carried out to measure the effects of an intervention aimed at enhancing these capabilities.

Findings – The results from paired-samples t-tests indicate significant positive changes (enhancements) of the students’ OR and IEO. The positive effects of the intervention methods are accounted for as evidence of the benefits of applying pedagogical methods that fit the learning style of young adults.

Practical implications – The findings suggest that students’ mindsets can be positively affected by an intervention tailored to enhance their OR and IEO capabilities. The findings have implications for curriculum development because the strengthening of these capabilities is a precondition for further development of the participants’ innovative and creative thinking, as well as their entrepreneurial orientation.  Since innovative and entrepreneurial activities have a positive impact on economies worldwide, the authors encourage the adaption of the intervention methods applied in this study in other settings.

Originality/value – This paper reports the results of a pedagogical intervention aimed at enhancing students’ entrepreneurial mindset. The findings from the study demonstrate that the applied intervention method supports the development of functional skills, which complement the conceptual knowledge gained from other courses in the undergraduate program.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
Self-directed learning, Curriculum development, Entrepreneurial mindset, Business opportunity
National Category
Learning Pedagogy
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138653 (URN)10.1108/ET-09-2016-0140 (DOI)000406795200009 ()
Available from: 2017-08-26 Created: 2017-08-26 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E., Bohman, H. & Hulten, P. (2017). Methods to enhance students' entrepreneurial mindset: a Swedish example. European Journal of Training and Development, 41(5), 450-466
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methods to enhance students' entrepreneurial mindset: a Swedish example
2017 (English)In: European Journal of Training and Development, ISSN 2046-9012, E-ISSN 2046-9020, Vol. 41, no 5, p. 450-466Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of intervention methods in an entrepreneurship education (EE) course that was designed to enhance the students' entrepreneurial mindset by targeting their opportunity identification, creativity and risk management capabilities (RMC). Design/methodology/approach - The authors formulate hypotheses on enhancement of opportunity identification, creativity and RMC, and they test them using data collected from pre- and post-tests of three courses: one treatment course group and two control course groups. Findings - The pretests and posttests of the treatment course demonstrate that the applied intervention methods have a positive impact on how the participants perceive their opportunity identification and creative capabilities. The participants in the control groups, which used a traditional course design, reported no such effects. Combined, the authors' findings suggest that the new intervention methods positively affected the participants' entrepreneurial mindset. Originality/value - This study contributes to extant EE literature by examining the question of how certain pedagogical intervention methods enhance the participants' self-efficacy with regard to possessing opportunity identification, creativity and RMC. The findings reported in this paper have implications for EE scholars, program evaluators and managers who seek methods to enhance the entrepreneurial mindset of people in their organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, 2017
Keywords
Entrepreneurship education, Opportunity recognition, Risk management, Creativity, Entrepreneurial mindset, Intervention methods
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141148 (URN)10.1108/EJTD-10-2016-0078 (DOI)000406743500003 ()
Available from: 2017-10-26 Created: 2017-10-26 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Bohman, H., Bränberg, K. & Lindberg, E. (2014). Entrepreneurial education for creating an entrepreneurial mindset. In: Education for Sustainable Develplment: . Paper presented at NERA 42nd Congress. Pedagogic research conference. Education for sustainable development. NERA2014, The congress was held at Lillehammer from March 5th to 7th. (pp. 190-201).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial education for creating an entrepreneurial mindset
2014 (English)In: Education for Sustainable Develplment, 2014, p. 190-201Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100232 (URN)
Conference
NERA 42nd Congress. Pedagogic research conference. Education for sustainable development. NERA2014, The congress was held at Lillehammer from March 5th to 7th.
Available from: 2015-02-26 Created: 2015-02-26 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Stjernström, O., Jonsson, B.-A., Roxenhall, T., Andresen, E., Bohman, H. & Boter, H. (2005). Samverkan näringsliv-högskola: ett krAft-projekt. In: HSS05. Östersund: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samverkan näringsliv-högskola: ett krAft-projekt
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2005 (Swedish)In: HSS05, Östersund: Mittuniversitetet , 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mittuniversitetet, 2005
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45649 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Bohman, H. & Boter, H. (2004). Intrapreneurial opportunities: exploring corporate ventures in the public sector. In: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business - RENT XVIII. Paper presented at Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business - RENT XVIII. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intrapreneurial opportunities: exploring corporate ventures in the public sector
2004 (English)In: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business - RENT XVIII, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School , 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School, 2004
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45650 (URN)
Conference
Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business - RENT XVIII
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Bohman, H. & Boter, H. (2004). Intrapreneurship in the public sector: the role of transparency, creativity, and collective action. In: EFMD 34th EISB (Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business). Paper presented at EFMD 34th EISB Conference. Turku: Turku School of Economics and Business Administration
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intrapreneurship in the public sector: the role of transparency, creativity, and collective action
2004 (English)In: EFMD 34th EISB (Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business), Turku: Turku School of Economics and Business Administration , 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, 2004
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45651 (URN)
Conference
EFMD 34th EISB Conference
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Bohman, H., Boter, H. & Tesar, G. (2003). Beyond networking: a case study of rigorous cooperation among SMEs. In: Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference. Paper presented at Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference. Lugano
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond networking: a case study of rigorous cooperation among SMEs
2003 (English)In: Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference, Lugano, 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lugano: , 2003
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45653 (URN)
Conference
Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Tesar, G., Boter, H., Bohman, H. & Moini, H. (2003). Network participation and internationalization of smaller manufacturing enterprises in Central Europe: a case for research. In: Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference. Paper presented at Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference. Lugano
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Network participation and internationalization of smaller manufacturing enterprises in Central Europe: a case for research
2003 (English)In: Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference, Lugano, 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lugano: , 2003
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45654 (URN)
Conference
Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group (IMP) Conference
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Bohman, H. & Johansson Lindfors, M.-B. (1998). Management for change: on strategic change during recession. Journal of Business Research, 41(1), 57-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management for change: on strategic change during recession
1998 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 57-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In many studies of strategic management and change, the importance of the strategic structures of the organization and the cognitive structures of the strategic actors, and the interaction between them, are neglected. The study presented in this article attends to both these dimensions. On a basis of longitudinal studies of strategic change in 10 groups of companies carried out between 1990 and 1995, two driving forces of particular importance to the strategic-change process are identified. These forces are the nature of the strategic situation at a certain point in time and the interaction between the objective and subjective spaces for action. The article looks at these two forces in strategic change and presents two examples illustrating the driving forces in operation. The contribution to the theory of strategic management and change, and the conclusions drawn from the study, are discussed and summarized.

Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16544 (URN)doi:10.1016/S0148-2963(97)00012-X (DOI)
Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Boter, H. & Bohman, H. (1984). Planering i mindre och medelstora företag: den strategiska planeringens utmaningar och faktiska villkor. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Planering i mindre och medelstora företag: den strategiska planeringens utmaningar och faktiska villkor
1984 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The knowledge and theories of strategic planning derive mainly from studies of big companies. Only exceptionally have studies been carried out to examine the conditions of planning in small and medium-sized firms. In view of this, the main purpose of this work is to contribute to the development of know­ledge of the phenomenon of planning in small and medium-sized firms, using theoretical and empirical studies.

The research process has been a continuous interaction between theory and empirical data. Through teoretical studies we have penetrated environmental and strategic issues of importance for the planning process, and this section concludes with a developed frame of reference which rests on three main com­ponents, the task environment, the firm viewed as a planning system and the planning process. Together these components are said to produce plans which have the ultimate purpose of creating better conditions for the firm to interact with its environment. A multimethodological approach (triangulation) is used in the empirical phase of the study. Via a comprehensive questionnaire, primarily quantitative data of structural conditions and relationships were gathered. Eurthermore, nine case studies were executed in order to increase the know­ledge and understanding of the interaction of structure and process and, finally, a single company was studied over a period of several years with an intimate action reseach strategy.

In this study we have found that formal and comprehensive strategic planning only takes place in a minority of the firms studied. Instead their planning is usually based on more informal and spontaneous processes. This should not be interpreted as implying a unified way of creating strategic planning. On the contrary, there are a variety of different planning styles, each based on specific conditions. This indicates that the planning process is contingent upon a number of factors and in this study we have found that there is a normal agreement between the environmental situation, the organizational characteristics and the planning style. An analysis of these dimensions shows that they represent forces which strive towards harmony with each other in order to make the firm successful.

Three natural planning-archetypes have been found where there is a corres­pondence between the enviroment, intrinsical structure and planning style. The first of these is given the ideograph "programming" and is recognized by a plan­ning process where the "primus motor" is derived from the existing operations. The second archetype is called "arranging", based on the fact that these organi­zations, by minor and frequent adjustments, are trying to find exploitable niches. The third category we distinguished is termed "creative". All their future-orientated actions are based on the significant actors and their capa­bility to visualize the future, expressing certain goals and how to achieve them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 1984. p. 459
Series
Studier i företagsekonomi. Serie B, ISSN 0346-8291 ; 28
Series
FE-publikationer, ISSN 0349-2230 ; 73
Keywords
small and medium-sized firms, strategic planning, environment, concept, resources, organization, organizational character, orientation, goal, action, planning style, archetype, gestalt
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-62085 (URN)91-7174-186-0 (ISBN)
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(Swedish)
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