Chapter 2: Organizational structures for entrepreneurship programs
Where does entrepreneurship fit into a university? From a structural stand point, where should it be placed? In an examination of the state of entrepreneurship education, Kuratko (2005, p. 591) concludes, ‘Entrepreneurship is new and it is about continual innovation and creativity. It is the future of business schools and it should begin to move into a leadership role.’ With the onset of the twenty-first century, entrepreneurship has indeed risen to a position of greater prominence and stronger influence within universities and schools of business. Yet the specific and most effective structural form that it takes can be elusive for some institutions. The organizational structures for housing entrepreneurship have taken various forms throughout the years. Often beginning as small initiatives, universities have evolved and grown their entrepreneurship-related efforts into programs, institutes, centers, departments and schools (Solomon, 2007).
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