Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy – 2018
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Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy – 2018

Edited by Charles H. Matthews and Eric W. Liguori

The third volume of the Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy critically examines past practices, current thinking, and future insights into the ever-expanding world of Entrepreneurship education. Prepared under the auspices of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), this compendium covers a broad range of scholarly, practical, and thoughtful perspectives on a compelling range of entrepreneurship education issues.
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Chapter 8: Examining the role of university education in influencing the development of students’ entrepreneurship capabilities

Younggeun Lee, Patrick Kreiser, Alex H. Wrede and Sanvisna Kogelen


In this chapter, we examine the influence of university-based education on students’ entrepreneurship capabilities. While the prevalence of entrepreneurship education is dramatically increasing worldwide, the education that business and engineering students receive throughout their academic experience wields a direct influence on several entrepreneurship capabilities. The purpose of this chapter is to assess educational influences on three specific entrepreneurship capabilities – networking skill, proactiveness, and self-confidence. Moreover, we aim to raise awareness for faculty and students in various programs as they form networks and optimize the knowledge obtained throughout their education. We test the hypotheses using data collected from 927 university students.

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