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Critical evaluation of two models for entrepreneurial education: An improved model through integration

Marius Pretorius (Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)
Gideon Nieman (Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)
Jurie van Vuuren (Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 1 August 2005

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper focuses on the comparison of two models for entrepreneurial education with the aim of potential integration. At this juncture when entrepreneurial development is seen as the core contributor to enhance start‐ups of new ventures and hence facilitate economic growth and development, the best possible education model is required. The creation of more entrepreneurs is at least partially dependent on the creation and advancement of efficient educational models.

Design/methodology/approach

First, this paper briefly describes the two independently developed models for entrepreneurial education. Second, an in‐depth qualitative analysis of the individual model constructs is presented to evaluate the contributions and limitations of each. Third, this paper proposes an integrated model that identifies certain weaknesses of each of its building‐blocks, which are eliminated by the integration.

Findings

The paper concludes that the integrated model for entrepreneurial education enhances the body of knowledge and highlights the key role of facilitators of entrepreneurial education programmes.

Originality/value

Suggests that research should be conducted into the facilitation skills, entrepreneurial and business experience of existing facilitators and potentially those of business advisers that act as mentors.

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Citation

Pretorius, M., Nieman, G. and van Vuuren, J. (2005), "Critical evaluation of two models for entrepreneurial education: An improved model through integration", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 413-427. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540510607743

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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