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Comparative study of China and USA's colleges entrepreneurship education from an international perspective

Zhang Lili (China Women's University, Beijing, People's Republic of China)

Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 1756-1396

Article publication date: 13 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

Entrepreneurship in most cases can provide new products and services to the market and play an active role in an industry. Nowadays, colleges entrepreneurship education is becoming more of a “business incubator” for future entrepreneurship. This paper reviews the relative literature with entrepreneurship education in China and USA's colleges, aims to identify Chinese colleges' issues, then develops suggestions of Chinese colleges' entrepreneurship education and illustrated its future trends.

Design/methodology/approach

It revealed the theoretical framework of American main entrepreneurship education modes, analyzing three representative entrepreneurship modes in American colleges, its spirit, capability of innovation, entrepreneurship ability contribute to the basic frame of entrepreneurship education in American colleges, then by comparative research between American and Chinese colleges.

Findings

This paper is based on discussing the differences between US and Chinese colleges with entrepreneurship education as well as the enlightenment. Meanwhile, it was pointed out the disadvantages relating to our colleges' entrepreneurship education and its future trends.

Originality/value

By introducing the entrepreneurship modes of US colleges and analyzing the modes together with Chinese colleges entrepreneurship education, it draws out the conclusion to carry out practical activities and establish a good entrepreneurship environment, to strengthen teacher training in entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial consultant team building and to deploy entrepreneurship research.

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Citation

Lili, Z. (2011), "Comparative study of China and USA's colleges entrepreneurship education from an international perspective", Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 185-194. https://doi.org/10.1108/17561391111166966

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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