Effects and impact of entrepreneurship programmes in higher education
Brussels, March 2012
Enterprise and Industry
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Full title: “Effects and impact of entrepreneurship programmes in higher education”. This report was prepared in 2012 for the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry. Abstract: An assessment of the impact of entrepreneurship education at the level of educational institutions can determine the degree to which it has accomplished its objectives and it justifies the resources committed to it. This research focuses on the impact of entrepreneurship education programmes provided by higher education institutions on four dimensions: − − − − Impact on the entrepreneurship key competence; Impact on the intentions towards entrepreneurship; Impact on the individual's employability; Impact on society and the economy.
This study is based on a survey among alumni of higher education institutions in Europe who have attended entrepreneurship education and a control group of alumni that have not participated in this...