Entrepreneurship Education: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

TitleEntrepreneurship Education: A Systematic Review of the Evidence
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
Tertiary AuthorsPittaway, L, Cope, J
PublisherCentre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI)
TypeCEMI Executive Summary Series
KeywordsCEMI Executive Summary Series

The purpose of this article is to explore different themes within entrepreneurship education via the use of a systematic literature review (SLR). Systematic literature reviews are recognized methods for conducting evidence-based policy. The particular approach to the SLR used in this study is explained and the article explores the findings outlining a thematic framework drawn from narrative coding. The findings support the conclusion that entrepreneurship education has had an impact on student propensity and intentionality. What is unclear is the extent to which such education impacts on the level of graduate entrepreneurship or whether it enables graduates to become more effective entrepreneurs. The findings also highlight a lack of consensus on what entrepreneurship or enterprise education actually „is‟ when implemented in practice.

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