Back To School Sale: Thousands of textbooks, only $25 each hardcover! Available through Aug 29, 2018.

Experiential Learning for Entrepreneurship

Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Enterprise Education

Editors: Hyams-Ssekasi, Denis, Caldwell, Elizabeth (Eds.)

  • Brings together a range of perspectives on experiential learning from around the world
  • Provides case studies illustrating initiatives where experiential learning has been used for developing entrepreneurship
  • Covers a wide range of business contexts including university incubators, the restaurant industry, voluntary organisations and a small family business
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook £95.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90005-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90004-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This topical new book provides an illuminating overview of enterprise education, and poses the question as to whether current establishments have adequate systems in place to prepare students for the world of work. Addressing the increasing need for graduates with practical skills and expertise in the labour market, this collection of insightful chapters analyses the opportunities that are available for aspiring entrepreneurs to develop enterprise skills and experience key aspects of starting and running a business, whilst in a supported environment such as an educational program or incubator scheme. With comprehensive discussion of higher education initiatives and empirical examples of experiential learning in the workplace, this book is an important and timely read for those researching business enterprise, entrepreneurship and higher education more generally.


About the authors

Denis Hyams-Ssekasi is a Research Coordinator and Lecturer in Business Management at the University of Bolton, UK. He has developed and delivered modules on entrepreneurship, ran several mentoring schemes and offered consultancy to start-up businesses, especially in developing countries. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Elizabeth F. Caldwell is an Academic Skills Tutor at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She received her PhD from University College London and her current research interests revolve around the theory and practice of higher education, including a comparative approach to discipline specific pedagogies. 


Reviews

“This is a timely, useful and thoughtful addition to literature on entrepreneurship, focussing on important issues in entrepreneurial education and posing provocative questions, for instance on the entrepreneurial identities of educators.” (David Weir, Professor, York St John University, UK)

“Learning through doing has long been recognised as the entrepreneurial mode of learning. Reflecting the uniqueness of entrepreneurship practice and context, experience, and experimentation, experiential learning provides the tacit, contextually embedded knowledge useful, and probably necessary, for both starting and running a business.  This book provides interesting and eclectic perspectives about the experiential mode of learning. The thirteen chapters offer different international approaches by a wide range of scholars.” (Alistair R. Anderson, Professor, Robert Gordon University, UK)

“This is an excellent work bringing together not only the best educational practice in this area, but the most rigorous research measuring the impact of pedagogical interventions. It is a must-read for anyone wanting to explore the pioneering experiential learning in the UK higher education sector and the research which validates its effectiveness.” (David Gibson, Professor and OBE, University of Sunderland, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Experiential Learning Philosophies of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education

    Ramsgaard, Michael Breum

    Pages 3-18

  • Assessing Experiential Entrepreneurship Education: Key Insights from Five Methods in Use at a Venture Creation Programme

    Lackéus, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 19-49

  • Enterprise Simulation Gaming: Effective Practices for Assessing Student Learning with SimVenture Classic and VentureBlocks

    Yasin, Naveed (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • An Exploration of Experiential Education as a Catalyst for Future Entrepreneurs

    Hyams-Ssekasi, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 71-83

  • An Appreciation of the Stakeholder Impact in an Enterprise Education Experiential Learning Event: ‘The Enterprise Challenge’, a Case Story from Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

    Scott, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 85-104

Buy this book

eBook £95.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90005-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90004-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiential Learning for Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Enterprise Education
Editors
  • Denis Hyams-Ssekasi
  • Elizabeth Caldwell
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90005-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90005-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90004-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics