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Entrepreneurship Education in Practice: The Development of a Hybrid Training Model in an Urban Environment

Arturo E. Osorio and Jasmine A. Cordero

A chapter in Innovative Pathways for University Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century, 2014, vol. 24, pp 171-208 from Emerald Publishing Ltd

Abstract: Abstract Addressing a gap in entrepreneurial training programs, the main objective of this study was to introduce a hybrid training model that provides training to entrepreneurs after they have started their operations and before they become large and/or well established. The presented model consist of a full entrepreneurship training program suited to serve entrepreneurs who have been operating for no less than 2 years, have 1–14 employees, and need basic training to further achieve their operational goals. This format allows for progressive learning while encouraging networking among participants. Using a case study, 5 years of data are presented describing this program and its value for its participants including urban entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Hybrid training model; entrepreneurship center; urban entrepreneur; pioneer entrepreneur (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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