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Pages: 4972-4981
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGHER EDUCATION: REVIEW OF THE CONCEPT, ELEMENTS AND MEASURES

In the Knowledge Society, higher education has become a relevant factor for a successful inclusion in the labour market. The relationship between the educational context and the workplace is the basis of the construction of the Europe of Knowledge (EK) for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) (COM, 2003, 58, de 5 de febrero; LCEur 2003\1791). In fact, the Lisbon European Council declares that education and training are the tools to achieve the EK and both elements should be adapted to the needs of the labour market (Resolución de 24 de mayo 2005 LCEur 2005\1178; Declaración de la Sorbona, 1998). This new requirement is key to promote the entrepreneurship and employability. So, entrepreneurship is a major goal of EHEA in the EK. The public policy and EU Commission White Papers contain proposals action in this new enterprise formation, self-employment and this is essential for the adaptation of structures neoliberalist labour market and fight unemployment. In addition, many studies and social discourses have been carried out on entrepreneurship as competencies for learning which university student require for transition to the labour market and their social inclusion. However, due to a lack of systematization, there is currently not agreement about its concept, dimensions and evaluation in entrepreneurship education. The goal of this study is to analyse and classify the dimensions of entrepreneurship in order to improve the conceptualization and assessment. The concept and dimensions are relevant for the initial assessment of students, the design of education and their final evaluation because they allow to investigate the alignment of education and the labour market. For that purpose, firstly, we have reviewed an extensive literature of about entrepreneurship. Second, we have done a content analysis and descriptive analysis. The paper provides a critical synthesis of different theoretical orientations about entrepreneurship and the indicators proposed. In addition, we reviewed the instruments to measure entrepreneurship and presented a new integrated tool. Finally, the results suggest that neoliberalism has strongly influenced on current views on entrepreneurship by focusing on the responsibility of individuals to getting a job. This line of thinking is crucial in order to make an entrepreneurship education and promote social inclusion. To close, we emphasize the importance of these issues in the planning of education.
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author = {Llinares Insa, L.I. and Gonzalez Navarro, P. and Zurriaga, R. and C{\'{o}}rdoba, P.},
title = {ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGHER EDUCATION: REVIEW OF THE CONCEPT, ELEMENTS AND MEASURES},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
issn = {2340-1095},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
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AU - L.I. Llinares Insa AU - P. Gonzalez Navarro AU - R. Zurriaga AU - P. Córdoba
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SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
PY - 2015
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CI - Seville, Spain
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L.I. Llinares Insa, P. Gonzalez Navarro, R. Zurriaga, P. Córdoba (2015) ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGHER EDUCATION: REVIEW OF THE CONCEPT, ELEMENTS AND MEASURES, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 4972-4981.
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