Socially-Oriented Ventures and Traditional Entrepreneurship Education Models: A Case Review
- ISSN: 08832323
- DOI: 10.3200/JOEB.84.5.290-296
As an academic area of study, entrepreneurship has become institu- tionalized and now includes students from a diverse range of disciplinary fields (M. M. Mars, 2006, 2007). Consequently, students range of entrepreneurial interests has also become more diverse in scope and nature. Specifically, more students studying entrepreneurship are expressing interest in socially-oriented ventures, which challenge the established instructional methods and strategies that faculty have used in teachiing entrepreneurship courses. The present article outlines such challenges that a pro- fessor faces in teaching a venture finance course that includes entrepreneurship stu- dents pursuing a socially-oriented venture as part of a year-long experiential project. The authors also provide 2 complementary cases to more adequately frame recommen- dations for practice.