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Enterprising Education in UK Higher Education

Challenges for Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Gary Mulholland, Jason Turner


224 pages

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The UK may be ranked as one of the best countries in the world to start a business, but evidence from growing skills gaps, and the decline in graduates’ entrepreneurial aspirations suggest that higher education may not be contributing as it should to the enterprise environment. Enterprising Education in UK Higher Education brings together the challenges of embedding enterprise education in universities and colleges, identifies current debates around their roles and explores research, theory and practice to deliver roadmaps for innovative enterprise education.

This book provides solid and clear guidance to practitioners and academics who are starting their journey into enterprising education, as well as those who are more experienced, but understand that the traditional approaches limit the options of future graduates. It collates the theory and practice of enterprise education in the UK higher education sector and business engagement with wider stakeholders. Drawing on theory and best practice, and illustrated with a wide range of the examples and cases, it will provide invaluable guidance to researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers.

Table of Contents

1 Enterprise education in the twenty-first century,Gary Mulholland and Jason Turner

2 Expanding entrepreneurship education and engagement with entrepreneurial ecosystems, David Audretsch and Maksim Belitski

3 Are the dominant teaching theories in higher education adequate to underpin teaching practices in enterprise and entrepreneurship context? Chinthaka Aluthgama-Baduge and Gary Mulholland

4 Coaching as an entrepreneurship learning and development tool, Duminda Rajasinghe and Hala F. Mansour

5 Global Board Games Project: a cross-border entrepreneurship experiential learning initiative, Nuno Arroteia , Ross Curran, Andreu Blesa, María Ripollés and Martina Musteen

6 A Business Simulation Game (BSG) and its ability to enhance learning: an evaluation of student perspectives, Jason Turner, Goh See Kwong, Colin Beard and Gary Mulholland

7 Embedding high-impact enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher education: getting to obvious, Ann Davidson and Dawn Shand

8 Sports entrepreneurship and the sporting chance initiative, Ryan Carenduff, Gary Mulholland and Jason Turner

9 Placements and EE among engineering students, Edward Simpson , Daniel Gilmour and Gary Mulholland

10 Educating the enterprise: SME learning in collaboration, Milan Gyanwali

11 ‘Before university’ provision: enterprise education through the school curriculum, Catherine Brentnall and Nigel Culkin

12 Making enterprise education more relevant through mission creep, Martin Lackéus

About the Editors

Gary Mulholland is newly appointed to AFG College (with University of Aberdeen) Qatar. Following 20 years of management experience from industry, he now has over 17 years' experience in business and enterprise education. He researches and publishes in enterprise education, leadership and innovation, with recent articles in the Journal of Management Development.

Jason Turner is Head of Department in Postgraduate Business at Taylor's University, Malaysia. For over 16 years, he has published, edited and reviewed international journals and written for practioner publications. His research area is predominantly enterprise education and preparing learners for employment through experiential learning and enterprise activities.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

This series extends the meaning and scope of entrepreneurship by capturing new research and enquiry on economic, social, cultural and personal value creation. Entrepreneurship as value creation represents the endeavours of innovative people and organisations in creative environments that open up opportunities for developing new products, new services, new firms and new forms of policy making in different environments seeking sustainable economic growth and social development. In setting this objective the series includes books which cover a diverse range of conceptual, empirical and scholarly topics that both inform the field and push the boundaries of entrepreneurship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / New Business Enterprises
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Mentoring & Coaching