Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Capabilities to Meet the Global Challenges of the 21st Century

World Economic Forum: A Report of the Global Education Initiative, April 2009

184 Pages Posted: 22 May 2009

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Karen E. Wilson

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Shai Vyakarnam

University of Cambridge - Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Christine Volkmann

University of Wuppertal

Steve Mariotti

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. (NFTE)

Daniel Rabuzzi

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. (NFTE)

Date Written: April 29, 2009

Abstract

The World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative (GEI) report, Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs provides specific recommendations for the academic, public, private and non-profit sectors to collaborate in supporting the development of entrepreneurship ecosystems, in which education is a key driver. The report highlights the importance of entrepreneurship education for developing the skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to create jobs, generate economic growth, advance human welfare and stimulate innovation to address global challenges. The report provides a landscape of entrepreneurship education practices across the globe covering youth (with a focus on disadvantaged youth), higher education (focusing on high growth entrepreneurship) and social inclusion (with a focus on marginalized communities). This is the first time entrepreneurship education has been considered in such a comprehensive manner.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship,education, policy, growth, innovation, youth, social inclusion, global

JEL Classification: M13, A20, I20, I21, H52

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Karen E. and Vyakarnam, Shai and Volkmann, Christine and Mariotti, Steve and Rabuzzi, Daniel, Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Capabilities to Meet the Global Challenges of the 21st Century (April 29, 2009). World Economic Forum: A Report of the Global Education Initiative, April 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1396704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1396704

Karen E. Wilson (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

Paris
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.oecd.org

Shai Vyakarnam

University of Cambridge - Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning ( email )

Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Christine Volkmann

University of Wuppertal ( email )

Gaußstraße 20
42097 Wuppertal
Germany

Steve Mariotti

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. (NFTE) ( email )

120 Wall Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10005
United States

Daniel Rabuzzi

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. (NFTE) ( email )

120 Wall Street
29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
United States

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