Entrepreneurial education: meeting needs better

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McAulay, A 2013, 'Entrepreneurial education: meeting needs better ', Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 12-22.

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a perspective on the economic performance of small to medium-sized enterprises' (SMEs') innovation and education in the context of entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach – A wide ranging narrative supported by examples.

Findings – There is still plenty of opportunity for innovation in entrepreneurship education.

Research limitation/implications – There is real and timely opportunity to follow a research agenda in this area which would be of significant benefit to public policy.

Practical implications – Building pathways to entrepreneurial effectiveness is a challenge but could lead to effective public policy.

Social implications – Economic activity cannot be undertaken in isolation from the cultural context. Entrepreneurship is a force for social change.

Originality/value – The discussion offers a personal viewpoint and poses questions.

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