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Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset Across the University

An Integrative Approach

  • Explores what the entrepreneurial mindset is and why it is important

  • Explains why the entrepreneurial mindset is not limited to business students

  • Offers methods to integrate the entrepreneurial mindset into existing courses

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Motivation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. All Students Need an Entrepreneurial Mindset

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 3-10
    3. Current Approaches for Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 11-19
    4. The Gap Within Entrepreneurial Mindset Education

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 21-25
  3. Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Mindset Teaching Blueprint

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 29-34
    3. Design Essential #1: Entrepreneurial Integration

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 35-54
    4. Design Essential #2: Professional Skill Development

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 55-63
    5. Design Essential #3: Mindset Cultivation

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 65-74
    6. Design Essential #4: Teaching with Intention

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 75-82
  4. Application

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. The Blueprint Applied

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 85-89
    3. Example Curriculum

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 91-120
    4. Continuing the Conversation

      • Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 121-131
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 133-135

About this book

“It stretches no point to suggest that creativity, innovation and risk-taking will decide our future societal prosperity. We cannot spread those values too widely, so having taught engineering faculty in their first book, these authors now aim to boost the spirit across all disciplines. What a great success for all of us if they succeed.” 
– Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana 

Despite the relevancy of the entrepreneurial mindset for all career paths, only a small percentage of the higher education student population takes part in entrepreneurially-minded learning opportunities. This gap can be attributed to several factors. From a program perspective, many degrees are already at credit capacity which allows limited room in the existing curriculum to add new courses. From a student perspective, entrepreneurship education is thus positioned as optional and requires extra time (and in some cases tuition) to do so. Finally, from an educator perspective, the majority of faculty members across the university have not been trained in entrepreneurship and may not know where to start.

Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset Across the University: An Integrative Approach overcomes these challenges by providing higher education faculty with a toolkit, including tips and strategies, to integrate the entrepreneurial mindset into existing courses regardless of discipline. The book is broken into three core parts: 
  • Motivation: The importance of the entrepreneurial mindset for all students is established; 
  • Design: The Entrepreneurial Mindset Teaching Blueprint is introduced as a tool for integrating entrepreneurially-minded curricular learning experiences within existing courses; 
  • Application: Example entrepreneurially-minded curriculum from across the university are provided.
By integrating the entrepreneurial mindset across the curriculum, students from all disciplinary backgrounds will be better prepared to enter the workforce, solve complex social issues, and leverage entrepreneurial thinking in their everyday lives. This book is meant for educators who want to make an impact and truly prepare graduates for the real world.

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship for all
  • Entrepreneurial activities
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial engineering
  • New product development
  • Higher education
  • Value identification
  • Entrepreneurial education
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Global entrepreneurial learning

Authors and Affiliations

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

    Lisa Bosman

  • Butler University, Indianapolis, USA

    Stephanie Fernhaber

About the authors

Dr. Lisa B. Bosman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University, is an educator, researcher, innovator, and author. Her education research interests include the entrepreneurial mindset, interdisciplinary education, and faculty professional development. Dr. Bosman's desire to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education accessibility and attainment has resulted in her founding of the Purdue University iAGREE Labs (www.iagree.org). She has authored over 50 publications in international and national journals and conferences, and in 2018 co-authored the text, “Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Engineers”. As a principal investigator, Dr. Bosman has obtained over $1M in education research funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Agency for International Development. Dr. Bosman has been an invited speaker and workshop facilitator for numerous education-related engagements. She serves as a division officer for the American Society for Engineering Education and engineering councilor for the Council for Undergraduate Research.

 

Dr. Stephanie A. Fernhaber, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Butler University, teaches a variety of courses within the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at the undergraduate and graduate levels including The Entrepreneurial Mindset, First-Year Business Experience, and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to teaching, Stephanie conducts research in the areas of international entrepreneurship, grassroots innovation, and entrepreneurship pedagogy. Her research has been published in various academic journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, and Entrepreneurship, Education & Pedagogy. She has also published three books. At the community level, Stephanie has a passion for spurring innovation with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset Across the University

  • Book Subtitle: An Integrative Approach

  • Authors: Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79050-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79049-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-79050-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 135

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Business and Management, Engineering and Technology Education

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-79050-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)