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Compulsory School-Based Enterprise Education as a Gateway to an Entrepreneurial Career

Thompson, Piers and Kwong, Caleb (2016) 'Compulsory School-Based Enterprise Education as a Gateway to an Entrepreneurial Career.' International Small Business Journal, 34 (6). 838 - 869. ISSN 0266-2426

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The direct influence of school-based enterprise education on career choices may be limited as entrepreneurial intentions dissipate over time. This paper proposes that it is the indirect influence of school-based enterprise education, through encouraging voluntary engagement with other forms of enterprise education, which is more important. Drawing upon data from the United Kingdom (UK) Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study this paper utilises a binary logistic regression approach and finds evidence to support the proposed indirect role. This shows the importance of collaboration between those delivering and designing enterprise education at all stages to ensure that young people are prepared correctly to move seamlessly from one stage to the next.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business starts; entrepreneurial intentions; entrepreneurship education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Caleb Kwong
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 13:17

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