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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.1990.tb00002.x|
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The last ten years in the U.K. have witnessed an acceleration of interest in enterprise education. The aims of enterprise education initiatives include helping people to start businesses; promoting awareness of enterprise; and creating the educational conditions for people to become more enterprising (Jamieson, 1984). This diversity of aims implies that enterprise is perceived differently by educationalists involved in enterprise education. This paper seeks to clarify the meaning of enterprise by exploring some key questions:
1 Why is enterprise considered important?
2 What insights are offered by enterprise education initiatives on the meaning of enterprise?
3 How useful is a study of entrepreneurs for a study of enterprise?
These questions dictate a need for further research to explore and clarify the meaning of enterprise. This is crucial for educationalists who wish to educate and assess enterprise as well as decide on the educational value of enterprise education. The relationship between enterprise competencies and small business owner management and employee competencies would be also clarified with an understanding of what it means to be enterprising.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1990 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)|
|Depositing User:||Anne Green|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2012 15:30|
|Last Modified:||22 Jan 2016 20:49|
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