Measuring the impact of entrepreneurship education within higher education

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A direct link between entrepreneurship education within Higher Education and
business start-up and other economic growth measures is often assumed. The
supporting literature on this is limited, however, with few studies looking at impact
measures relating to actual venture creation. Where studies do exist, there is
evidence of a generally positive relationship between engagement with
entrepreneurship education programmes and outcomes such as entrepreneurial
intent, acquisition of business-related skills and knowledge, actual business startup, and company growth. Further research with an increased level of
methodological rigour and which follows participants over a longer time period is
needed, however, to confirm and better understand the situations in which the
impacts important for economic growth can be created.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEnterprise Research Centre
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameSOTA Review


  • entrepreneurship education
  • higher education


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