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Entrepreneurship, methodologies in higher education an experience in a portuguese business school

Carvalho, Luísa and Costa, Maria Teresa and Dominguinhos, Pedro and Pereira, Raquel (2008): Entrepreneurship, methodologies in higher education an experience in a portuguese business school.

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Abstract

Today entrepreneurship education is an important issue to improve the process of creating new firm assuming new risks and rewards. The theoretical discussion about around the question: “Entrepreneurs are born or made?” assume that is possible educate to be entrepreneurs. Schools have an important role in this process. Believing in this possibility our Business School developed a set of pedagogical methodologies supported in apprenticeship based on “learning by doing”. This pedagogical methodology was created through a study of best practices. This study aims to propose a set of innovative methodologies and students perceptions about their apprenticeship experience/process. The study concludes with a set of recommendations and a best practices manual useful to appliance in higher education.

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