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Entrepreneurial learning: a practical model from the creative industries

David Rae (Head, Centre for Entrepreneurial Management, The Derbyshire Business School, University of Derby, Derby, UK)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



Explores how entrepreneurial capability and identity are learned in the creative and media industries. This sector is of growing social and economic importance, and the majority of its employment and commercial activity takes place within small businesses. However, entrepreneurship in the creative industries and the related development of entrepreneurial skills are not well understood, and “mainstream” approaches cannot be assumed to be effective, therefore the development of a learning model is potentially valuable. Proposes a conceptual framework of entrepreneurial learning in the creative and media sector, based on a social learning perspective. This highlights the processes of entrepreneurial learning and identity formation, and features a triadic model with three major themes. Proposes a group of related sub‐themes and provides a set of reflective questions to assist in practical application of the model by educationalists, students and emerging entrepreneurs. Outlines the potential applications of the model in education and entrepreneurship development within and beyond the creative industries.



Rae, D. (2004), "Entrepreneurial learning: a practical model from the creative industries", Education + Training, Vol. 46 No. 8/9, pp. 492-500.



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