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International Entrepreneurship Education

Issues and Newness

Edited by Alain Fayolle

This book discusses paradigmatic changes in the field of entrepreneurship education in response to economic, political and social needs, and the consequential need to reassess, redevelop and renew curricula and methods used in teaching entrepreneurship.
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Chapter 13: Entrepreneurship Education Among Students at a Canadian University: An Extensive Empirical Study of Students’ Entrepreneurial Preferences and Intentions

Yvon Gasse and Maripier Tremblay


Yvon Gasse and Maripier Tremblay Introduction Though certain studies have determined the entrepreneurial potential in the general population (Reynolds, 1997), few have concentrated on university settings. This fact is all the more noteworthy in the context of a knowledge economy in which university students increasingly see entrepreneurship as a valid career choice. Laval University, which has a student population of close to 36 000, already provides services for student entrepreneurs, but the entrepreneurial potential of this population is, as of yet, not that well known. The goal of the present study was thus to compare the entrepreneurial potential of Laval University students with that of the general population and to verify the students’ specific interests, expectations, intentions, prevalence and needs. We likewise attempted to see how the students’ values, attitudes and behaviour, that is, their entrepreneurial potential, could predispose them to founding a company, creating their own job or having the intention to do so. Consequently, we also tried to better understand what learning methods could stimulate the entrepreneurial approach and what type of support and follow-up would be likely to interest the students. Model of the entrepreneurial process New companies are created and developed by entrepreneurs, that is, those who bring together and manage human and physical resources with the goal of creating, developing and implementing solutions that help to meet people’s needs (Cooper et al., 1990). Entrepreneurs harness and organize these resources to start up and then develop the companies that will respond to these needs. 241 242...

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