Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities
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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Reopening the Debate

Edited by Catherine Léger-Jarniou and Silke Tegtmeier

With a wide-ranging set of contributions, this book provides a compilation of cutting-edge original research in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities. The book reopens the subject from diverse perspectives focusing on theories and approaches to entrepreneurial opportunities. The book has been complemented by an outstanding Delphi panel of six leading scholars of the field: Lowell Busenitz, Dimo Dimov, James O. Fiet, Denis Grégoire, Jeff McMullen and Mike Wright. This carefully edited selection of current and topical contributions will be of immense value to students, researchers and scholars interested in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities.
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Chapter 11: The effect of entrepreneurship education on opportunity recognition self-efficacy

Carlos Albornoz and José Ernesto Amorós

Abstract

To take advantage of the benefits that entrepreneurship brings to local economies, governments have invested in developing entrepreneurial skills among their populations. Finding ways in which to develop entrepreneurial skills has however proved a challenge for higher education systems. Researchers continue to debate about the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education. We used longitudinal data to measure entrepreneurship training in the Chilean higher education system, focusing the measurement on constructs related to opportunity recognition. Our findings suggest that family background has a significant effect on entrepreneurship education.

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