A Competency‐Based Perspective on Entrepreneurship Education: Conceptual and Empirical Insights

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Michael H. Morris

University of Florida; Oklahoma State University

Justin W. Webb

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Jun Fu

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Sujata Rani Singhal

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

Competencies necessary for entrepreneurial action are investigated. Building on structuration theory, competencies are approached as an outgrowth of the learning of scripts deriving from interactions between the individual and environment. Managerial and entrepreneurial competencies are distinguished, with the latter helping to define the domain of entrepreneurship education. Employing a Delphi methodology, evidence is provided of a core set of 13 entrepreneurial competencies. Measures are then developed with a pilot study involving students in an international education program. Based on pre‐ and post‐measures, findings demonstrate significant improvement on the competencies. Implications are drawn for the role of entrepreneurship education in competency development.

Suggested Citation

Morris, Michael H. and Webb, Justin W. and Fu, Jun and Singhal, Sujata Rani, A Competency‐Based Perspective on Entrepreneurship Education: Conceptual and Empirical Insights (July 2013). Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 352-369, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280992 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12023

Michael H. Morris

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Oklahoma State University ( email )

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Justin W. Webb

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater ( email )

Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

Jun Fu

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

Sujata Rani Singhal

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater ( email )

Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

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