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Universities’ Entrepreneurship Education and Regional Development: a Stakeholders’ Approach

Aminda do Paço () and João Ferreira, Mário Raposo, Ricardo G. Rodrigues e Anabela Dinis
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Aminda do Paço: Departamento de Gestão e Economia, Universidade da Beira Interior
João Ferreira, Mário Raposo, Ricardo G. Rodrigues e Anabela Dinis: Departamento de Gestão e Economia, Universidade da Beira Interior

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Joao Matos Ferreira, Ricardo Gouveia Rodrigues (), Anabela do Rosário Leitão Dinis () and Mário Lino Barata Raposo ()

Working Papers de Gestão, Economia e Marketing (Management, Economics and Marketing Working Papers) from Universidade da Beira Interior, Departamento de Gestão e Economia (Portugal)

Abstract: It is assumed that entrepreneurship education encourage the growth of new businesses, exploiting the entrepreneurial spirit within higher education sector. Additionally, entrepreneurship higher education is supposed to play a relevant role in the development of enterprising citizens and in the development regions through an ongoing process of knowledge creation and delivery. In this research we will explore what roles are attributed to entrepreneurship education in the literature with regard to regional development as well as the influence and relationship of the main intervening stakeholders. The aim is to present a conceptual model which integrate the contributions of both strands of literature and, at the same time, highlight the interplay between the several stakeholders involved in HEI’s entrepreneurship education and regional development.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship education; university; regional development; stakeholders (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2010
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