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‘Lost in Space’: The Role of Social Networking in University-based Entrepreneurial Learning

Nigel Lockett ; Carla Quesada-Pallarès ; Karen Williams Middleton (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy ) ; Antonio Padilla-Meléndez ; Sarah Jack
Industry & higher education (0950-4222). Vol. 31 (2017), 2, p. 67-80.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

While entrepreneurship education increasingly uses various means to connect students to the ‘real world’, the impact of social networking on learning remains under-explored. This qualitative study of student entrepreneurs in UK and Sweden shows that their entrepreneurial journey becomes increasingly complex, requiring skills and knowledge not solely developed through formal or non-formal learning. Social networks, and associated informal learning, are shown to be critical in developing social capital important to the students’ entrepreneurial journey. This study exposes a key value of social networking and encourages educators to embed activities that facilitate students’ informal learning within the curriculum.

Nyckelord: entrepreneurial learning, entrepreneurship education, social networking, social capital



Denna post skapades 2016-12-09. Senast ändrad 2017-03-21.
CPL Pubid: 245968