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Methods to enhance students' entrepreneurial mindset: a Swedish example
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
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.

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EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD , 2017. Vol. 41, no 5, p. 450-466
Keywords [en]
Entrepreneurship education, Opportunity recognition, Risk management, Creativity, Entrepreneurial mindset, Intervention methods
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141148DOI: 10.1108/EJTD-10-2016-0078ISI: 000406743500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-141148DiVA, id: diva2:1152751
Available from: 2017-10-26 Created: 2017-10-26 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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Lindberg, ErikBohman, HåkanHulten, Peter

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