Marta Peris-Ortiz, Jaime Alonso Gómez, Francisco Vélez-Torres, Carlos Rueda-Armengot (eds.): Education tools for entrepreneurship
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Entrepreneurship has become a national economic priority for many developed and developing countries (p. 102). More than 40% of entrepreneurial ventures are developed by people with a university education (p. 184); therefore, entrepreneurship education should be undertaken mainly by higher education. However, a common question exists: “Can entrepreneurship be taught by educators in universities?” In some countries, although both government and higher education institutions (HEIs) have highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship education—for example, one of the policies of the Chinese Ministry of Education requires that all HEIs in China provide innovation and entrepreneurship courses to all students—the rate of entrepreneurship graduates is still very low (in 2015, only 2.9% of graduates chose to initiate their own business), the implementation of entrepreneurship education has been sporadic, and one of the major questions is whether educators can teach entrepreneurship.
Funded by the Philosophy and Social Sciences of Zhejiang Province (16YSXK06ZD) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71603094).