Improving Entrepreneurial Competencies in the Classroom

22 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2018

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Caroline Glackin

Fayetteville State University

Steven Phelan

Kennesaw State University

Rodney McCrowre

Fayetteville State University

Date Written: November 11, 2017

Abstract

The entrepreneurial competencies literature posits that nascent entrepreneurs can be taught skilled behaviors to improve the efficacy of entrepreneurial activities. Recently, Morris et al. (2013) demonstrated that 9 of 13 entrepreneurial competencies were improved for 40 students after a six-week international consulting project. The current study explores whether the same competencies can be developed in a classroom setting. Using a quasi-experimental design with a sample of undergraduate students, we conducted pre- and post-tests of entrepreneurial competencies and found that students enrolled in an Entrepreneurial Thinking course increased competencies in 6 of 13 areas.

Keywords: entrepreneurial competencies, entrepreneurship education, measurement

Suggested Citation

Glackin, Caroline Elizabeth and Phelan, Steven and McCrowre, Rodney, Improving Entrepreneurial Competencies in the Classroom (November 11, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3152912 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3152912

Caroline Elizabeth Glackin (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States
910-672-2370 (Phone)

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Steven Phelan

Kennesaw State University ( email )

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
United States

Rodney McCrowre

Fayetteville State University ( email )

1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

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