Entrepreneurial Education and Knowledge: Empirical Evidence on a Sample of German Undergraduate Students

37 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2014

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Andreas Oehler

Bamberg University

Andreas Höfer

University of Bamberg

Henrik Schalkowski

University of Bamberg

Date Written: March 31, 2014

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the current state of entrepreneurial education and knowledge of German undergraduate students. By analyzing a data set which comprises responses of 386 undergraduate students, we find evidence that the students evaluate schools’ imparting of relevant knowledge for entrepreneurs as rather moderate. In the empirical analysis, we examine gaps in knowledge and competences. We find that students’ age, their general level of entrepreneurship-related knowledge, their ambition to become entrepreneurs, the share of relevant material taught in school as well as the assessment of the transfer of competence by the school attended before the bachelors program substantially influence the gaps in knowledge and competences.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Education and Knowledge, Teaching

JEL Classification: D1, D9, E2, I2

Suggested Citation

Oehler, Andreas and Höfer, Andreas and Schalkowski, Henrik, Entrepreneurial Education and Knowledge: Empirical Evidence on a Sample of German Undergraduate Students (March 31, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2418284 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2418284

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Andreas Höfer

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Henrik Schalkowski

University of Bamberg ( email )

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