‘Lost in Space’: The Role of Social Networking in University-based Entrepreneurial Learning
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

While entrepreneurship education increasingly uses various means to connect students to the ‘real world’, the impact of social networking on learning remains under-explored. This qualitative study of student entrepreneurs in UK and Sweden shows that their entrepreneurial journey becomes increasingly complex, requiring skills and knowledge not solely developed through formal or non-formal learning. Social networks, and associated informal learning, are shown to be critical in developing social capital important to the students’ entrepreneurial journey. This study exposes a key value of social networking and encourages educators to embed activities that facilitate students’ informal learning within the curriculum.

social networking

social capital

entrepreneurial learning

entrepreneurship education

Författare

Nigel Lockett

Carla Quesada-Pallarès

Karen Williams Middleton

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Antonio Padilla-Meléndez

Sarah Jack

Industry & higher education

0950-4222 (ISSN)

Vol. 31 2 67-80

Ämneskategorier

Utbildningsvetenskap

Drivkrafter

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

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2017-10-08