Reopening the Debate
Edited by Catherine Léger-Jarniou and Silke Tegtmeier
Chapter 11: The effect of entrepreneurship education on opportunity recognition self-efficacy
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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