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|Title:||Delivering enterprise: A collaborative international approach to the development, implementation and assessment of entrepreneurship|
|Author(s):||Anne M.J. Smith, (Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK), Robert A. Paton, (Business School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)|
|Citation:||Anne M.J. Smith, Robert A. Paton, (2011) "Delivering enterprise: A collaborative international approach to the development, implementation and assessment of entrepreneurship", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.104 - 118|
|Keywords:||Education, Entrepreneurs, United Kingdom|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13552551111107534 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors wish to acknowledge the pioneering work of Columbia University and Dr Christopher Pratt as well as the contribution of Scottish Enterprise and the multiple enterprises, institutions, agencies, alumni and staff that each year join together to deliver the programme. The hard work and the extra mile travelled by all is a credit to the human ability to successfully collaborate and work across countries, cultures and disciplines.|
Purpose – Industry, government and funding bodies have long called for the inclusion of entrepreneurship and enterprise within education provision at all levels: engagement with enterprise develops entrepreneurial skills, which in turn will enhance both the employability of the recipient and contribution to the knowledge led economy. This paper seeks to examine an innovative approach to the development, implementation and assessment of enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Design/methodology/approach – The authors were directly engaged with a Scottish Enterprise programme between November 2006 and 2008 inclusive. The observations drawn from this time are part of an ongoing study, which has adopted an action research approach, to assess and deliver transferable skills.
Findings – The programme delivers skills and economic benefits within an international setting. Enterprise agencies, universities and employers have come together to deliver a programme that generates economic benefit while enhancing participant and client capability. It does so by combining and addressing business and technology connectivity, experiential learning and reflective practice.
Practical implications – This paper examines the rationale behind such initiatives and links this to the direct experience of programme development, delivery and assessment; the aim being to “unpack” the programme in such a way as to allow others to access the experience. This should in itself encourage discussion around the academic and pedagogical underpinnings of such enterprise offerings.
Originality/value – The authors hope that this paper helps inform the policy debate (within government, funding and enterprise agencies and representatives of industry and commerce) by addressing the question: how best to engage with practice in a meaningful and enterprise led manner?
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