The important debate on the growing graduate skills gaps, the value of universities to their business communities, and their role (or lack of ) in building entrepreneurial attributes among graduates is growing internationally.
Using case studies from universities across the globe, this edited book seeks to bring together leading authors with knowledge, and/or experience, of the challenges of embedding enterprise education in university and college programmes. The text identifies and presents the current debates around the future role of universities and colleges in providing ‘fit for workplace’ graduates, as well as offering insights into the challenges and practices involved in delivering innovative enterprise education. The approach collates examples of ‘best practices’ from global institutions enabling educators to develop ‘blueprints’ for implementing in their own institutions.
This innovative and comprehensive text is designed to be a ‘seminal resource’ for academic stakeholders on enterprise education collating diverse international contributions from enterprising universities and colleges. Drawing on both theory and best practice, it provides invaluable guidance to researchers, educators and practitioners considering embedding or expanding enterprising activities into their learning strategy.
Table of Contents
Table of contents; Chapter One – European approaches to enterprise education; Chapter Two – U.S. approaches to entrepreneurship education; Chapter Three - Reflections and evaluation of Chinese enterprise education: The role of institutions from the perspective of learners’; Chapter Four – Entrepreneurship education effectiveness: What we can learn from education and organisation studies; Chapter Five - In Search of Relevance: The Value of Work Based Learning; Chapter Six - Work Placements and Sandwich Programmes: The Case of MacEwan University’s Supply Chain Co-op Program; Chapter Seven - Digital Transformation at The New York Times: The Usefulness of the Live Case Intervention Method; Chapter Eight - International short-term study programmes: An institutional roadmap to sustainable student engagement; Chapter Nine – Learning-Apprenticeship Methodologies: Virtuous Relation Between International Entrepreneurial Teaching and Entrepreneurial Attributes; Chapter Ten - University Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Education as a regional economic driver in the U.K.; Chapter Eleven – The changing nature of the graduate employment market: The fourth industrial revolution; Chapter Twelve - Leaving the Comfort Zone: Building an International Dimension in Higher Education
Jason J. 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 practitioner publications in the area of enterprise education, preparing learners for the employment market through experiential learning and enterprise activities.
Gary Mulholland is Associate Director Innovation and Enterprise at Dundee Business School, UK. His research interests include teaching roles in enterprise education, leading and managing innovation, UK leadership models and the influence of American management literature, and the implications of social relationships (Guan Xi) on leadership in Chinese SMEs.