Entrepreneurship education in the UK: A critical analysis of stakeholder involvement and expectations

Matlay, H. (2009) Entrepreneurship education in the UK: A critical analysis of stakeholder involvement and expectations. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 16 (2). pp. 355-368. ISSN 14626004 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to explore stakeholder involvement in, and expectation of, entrepreneurship education in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: Longitudinal telephone surveys were conducted annually over an eight-year period (2000 to 2007) to document and analyse 336 respondents' involvement in, and expectation of, entrepreneurship education in UK HEIs. Findings: The results indicate that stakeholder involvement in entrepreneurship education is explicit, widespread and linked to ongoing educational developments that have radically transformed management structures and accountability at all levels of the UK educational system. Stakeholders' expectations are equally complex and varied, reflecting a heterogeneous range of individual, group and community needs. Practical implications: The findings provide valuable insights into entrepreneurship education for students, university staff, policy makers and other stakeholders. Government could use the results of this research study to ensure that relevant policies and initiatives reach the targeted sector in a focused and cost-efficient manner. Originality/value: This study provides an original and empirically rigorous insight into stakeholder involvement in, and expectation of, entrepreneurship education in UK HEIs. It provides valuable longitudinal data for a wide range of stakeholders involved in entrepreneurship education in the UK. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Entrepreneurialism, Higher education, Stakeholder analysis, Students, United Kingdom
Subjects: N100 Business studies
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA19: Business and Management Studies
Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Strategy, Marketing and Economics
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 15:33
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:33
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2486

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