To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Entrepreneurship and innovation: Setting an agenda for greater discipline contextualisation

Alex Maritz (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia)
Jerome Donovan (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 9 February 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the synergies, similarities and differences between entrepreneurship and innovation education and training programs, with the aim of challenging the context of such programs.

Design/methodology/approach

This study utilises an extensive review of extant literature in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship and education. The literature, propositions and discussion are intended to provide a bridge between entrepreneurship and innovation education and training programs and seek to address the scientific legitimacy of these education and training disciplines as separate, yet integrated disciplines.

Findings

Identifies a need to reconsider the diversity and relationship between innovation and entrepreneurship education and training, primarily from contextual, theoretical, measurement, distinctiveness, content, pedagogical and typology points of view. The range of multiple teaching models and learning processes to embrace in various contexts.

Research limitations/implications

The propositions allow for the combination of teaching initiatives in a theory-driven framework and their applicability to specific entrepreneurship and innovation education and training situations.

Practical implications

The authors’ contribution identifies the synergies and differences between entrepreneurship education and training programs. The propositions highlight areas of contextualisation and practice-based view application, to adopt specific learning initiatives between constructs.

Originality/value

The authors address a gap in the literature regarding the delineation of entrepreneurship and innovation education and training, which has thus far remained sparsely addressed in the education and training literature. The authors provide a practice-based view of propositions, developed for future testing.

Keywords

Citation

Maritz, A. and Donovan, J. (2015), "Entrepreneurship and innovation: Setting an agenda for greater discipline contextualisation", Education + Training, Vol. 57 No. 1, pp. 74-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-02-2013-0018

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited