Enacting entrepreneurial intent: The gaps between student needs and higher education capability

  • Collins L
  • Hannon P
  • Smith A
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Abstract

Provides a review of the gap between student's entrepreneurial needs and aspirations and the entrepreneurship education offerings within higher education institutions (HEIs) in Leicestershire, UK. Utilises data from three surveys of university fresher students, held in 2001. Uses the findings as the basis to assess the gap between fresher students' entrepreneurial needs and aspirations and the capability of HEIs to meet them. Draws on multiple surveys from universities in Leicestershire and so will be of relevance to other HEIs with similar student demographics. Fulfils a need to take a strategic review of how HEIs can develop the capability to meet the entrepreneurial needs of new students in supporting their future aspirations.

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  • Case studies
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Graduates
  • United Kingdom

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Authors

  • Lorna Collins

  • Paul D. Hannon

  • Alison Smith

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