Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught

11 Pages Posted: 17 May 2017

Date Written: May 17, 2017

Abstract

This paper presents a literature review of research regarding teaching entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. It proposes 11 paradoxes of entrepreneurial thinking: the uncertainty paradox, the strategic paradox, the opportunity paradox, the experience paradox, the momentum paradox, the generalization paradox, the decision-making paradox, the impact paradox, the risk-taking paradox, the knowledge paradox and the trust paradox.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking, mindset, paradox, teaching, education, learning.

Suggested Citation

Spruijt, Jan, Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught (May 17, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2969895 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2969895

Jan Spruijt (Contact Author)

Avans University ( email )

Professor Cobbenhagenlaan 13
Tilburg
Netherlands

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