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Insatiable demand or academic supply: the intellectual context of entrepreneurship education

Dhaliwal, S, Adcroft, A and Willis, R (2005) Insatiable demand or academic supply: the intellectual context of entrepreneurship education European Business Review, 17 (6). 518 - 532.

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Purpose – To consider whether the growth in management and entrepreneurship education is driven by (external) demand or (internal) academic supply. Design/methodology/approach – Three key elements of the intellectual context of management and entrepreneurship education are considered: the apparent causal relationship between improved management and economic performance; the privilege afforded to management as an agent of change in the context of globalisation; reforms in the public sector which define problems in terms of management rather than resources. Findings – There is a lack of clarity as to whether the purpose of entrepreneurship education is about promoting higher levels of activity or better recognising entrepreneurial activity. Originality/value – The paper offers an alternative perspective on entrepreneurship education through an examination of its purpose rather than its form and content.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
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Date : 2005
Identification Number : 10.1108/09555340510630554
Additional Information : This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 15 Nov 2012 12:40
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:03

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