Notable recent trends in entrepreneurship education include the expansion of entrepreneurship education across campus; the increase in programs and activities worldwide; and the growth of entrepreneurship education across levels within educational systems. This chapter explores of the role and impact of universities building new infrastructure for entrepreneurship and innovation activities. The chapter begins by considering entrepreneurship education research to explain the extent to which it has reviewed the role of physical infrastructure in the educational process. It then introduces several case study examples of universities that have built new space and considers the critical parameters that enable creativity and innovative behavior in on-campus entrepreneurship education spaces.
Luke Pittaway, Robin Holt and Jean Broad
Bill Aulet, Andrew Hargadon, Luke Pittaway, Candida Brush and Sharon Alpi
One of the most commented on and, arguably, acclaimed, contributions of the last volume of USASBE’s Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy was the entry titled “What I’ve Learned About Teaching Entrepreneurship: Perspectives of Five Master Educators” authored by Jerome Engel, Minet Schindehutte, Heidi Neck, Ray Smilor, and Bill Rossi. Engel and colleagues took time to practice deep reflection on their experiences teaching entrepreneurship and then translated their learnings into deeply meaningful insights for the field to draw from. In planning this volume, the editors believed it was important to build upon this work, so we invited five new entrepreneurship educators to share what they have learned about teaching entrepreneurship. Again, we reached out to faculty members acknowledged by their peers, leading academic organizations, their institutions, and their students to be among the very best in entrepreneurship education. And again, each of these individuals has over a decade of experience in the entrepreneurship classroom and has witnessed the rapid evolution of a very dynamic discipline. In the pages that follow Bill Aulet, Andrew Hargadon, Luke Pittaway, Candida Brush, and Sharon Alpi share their reflections on decades of cumulative experience both inside and outside the classroom.