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Entrepreneurship education and employment performance: An empirical study in Chinese university

Zheng Li (Economics School of Jilin University, Changchun, China)
Yang Liu (Economics School of Jilin University, Changchun, China)

Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 1756-1396

Article publication date: 13 September 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

College graduates' unemployment problems have gradually become a social problem. This paper aims to find out whether entrepreneurship education can promote employment and improve job satisfaction by finding the impact of entrepreneurship education on increasing employment performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper surveys the undergraduates who graduated by 2010 from Jilin University and attained their entrepreneurship and employment performance value. The paper draws a conclusion by making correlation analysis.

Findings

The results showed that entrepreneurship has a positive impact effect on the employment performance. It is confirmed entrepreneurship education has a positive effect on employment.

Originality/value

The paper made a link between the entrepreneurship research and the employment study, and provided a theoretical underpinning to the concept of “Encouraging entrepreneurship to drive employment”. This also provided the rationality and necessity of entrepreneurship education.

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Citation

Li, Z. and Liu, Y. (2011), "Entrepreneurship education and employment performance: An empirical study in Chinese university", Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1108/17561391111166975

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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