A Service Science Perspective on Entrepreneurship Education
Department of Social Science and Policy Studies Working Paper No. 2016-002
36 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Date Written: February 2, 2016
Entrepreneurship and small business education programs have gained popularity globally. Nevertheless, many face difficulty in gaining campus-wide acceptance and sustainability. This paper applies a service science framework, presenting such programs as complex educational service systems that co-produce value for a variety of stakeholders. Access to funding, the presence of enthusiastic champions, trust among stakeholders, coordination and support from constituents are required for entrepreneurship programs to succeed. An implementation of the framework at a technology university is described.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education; Service System; Service Science; Academic Program Management; Higher Education
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