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Entrepreneurship, methodologies in higher education an experience in a portuguese business school

Luísa Carvalho, Teresa Costa, Pedro Dominguinhos and Raquel Pereira

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Abstract: Today entrepreneurship education is an important issue to improve the process of creating new firm assuming new risks and rewards. The theoretical discussion about around the question: “Entrepreneurs are born or made?” assume that is possible educate to be entrepreneurs. Schools have an important role in this process. Believing in this possibility our Business School developed a set of pedagogical methodologies supported in apprenticeship based on “learning by doing”. This pedagogical methodology was created through a study of best practices. This study aims to propose a set of innovative methodologies and students perceptions about their apprenticeship experience/process. The study concludes with a set of recommendations and a best practices manual useful to appliance in higher education.

Keywords: Innovative methodologies; entrepreneurship education; learning by doing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 A2 M13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-12-12
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