The Role of University Education
  • Greet Fastré
  • Anita Van Gils
Part of the Educational Innovation in Economics and Business book series (EIEB, volume 10)


At present, entrepreneurship is of fundamental importance for our society (Thornton, 1999; Bruyat & Julien, 2000). Entrepreneurial companies contribute to economic welfare as they increase the innovative capacity of the economy. These enterprises also lead to more flexible markets and intensified competition. Moreover, through entrepreneurship, new businesses and jobs are created (De Clerck & De Sutter, 2003), an issue of utmost importance in today’s global business environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greet Fastré
    • 1
  • Anita Van Gils
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of MaastrichtMaastrichtthe Netherlands

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