European Research in Entrepreneurship series
Edited by Alain Fayolle, Paula Kyrö and Francisco Liñán
Chapter 1: Applying doctoral studies and research on entrepreneurship to teachers’ work at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
This article presents a doctoral study programme that trains teachers to ‘introduce’ entrepreneurship into all teaching and training at their university. The doctoral study project connects theoretical studies and academic research with the participating teachers’ practical work. We can talk about the triangulation of doctoral studies (understanding of entrepreneurship theories), research (entrepreneurship research and doctoral dissertations) and practice (implementing theories in teaching and training of entrepreneurship). Action research methodology and constructivism as a learning and teaching paradigm are implemented in this project. At this stage of an ongoing project, doctoral studies have started the process towards more integrative, wider and more holistic entrepreneurship education programmes and curricula.