Entrepreneurship and innovation through experience: student and employer perspectives of the value of work-based learning in promoting entrepreneurialism

Jane Andrews, Helen Higson

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Abstract

The 'internationalisation' of Business and Management education, reflective of EU enlargement and the unprecedented globalisation of education, has resulted in growing numbers of overseas students adding a diversity and richness to the learning environment within many contemporary European Higher Educational Institutions (Green, 2006, Sliwa & Grandy, 2006). However, cross-national studies analyzing the impact that the internationalisation of business education
has on the employability of business and management graduates are rare. Furthermore, there exists a notable gap in research aimed at identifying and conceptualising the generic business skills and competencies required by European employers of business and management graduates. By proposing
a conceptual framework based upon a working model of business graduate employability, this goes some way to addressing this gap.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - May 2007
EventBusiness, Management, Accountancy and Finance Annual Conference - Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 May 20074 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceBusiness, Management, Accountancy and Finance Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleBMAF 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period2/05/074/05/07
OtherHE Academy Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Annual Conference

Keywords

  • graduate employability
  • empirical research
  • work placement
  • business and management education

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    Andrews, J., & Higson, H. (2007). Entrepreneurship and innovation through experience: student and employer perspectives of the value of work-based learning in promoting entrepreneurialism. Paper presented at Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Annual Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom.