Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurship for Micro and Small Businesses in the Cultural Industries Sector

Raffo, Carlo, Lovatt, Andy, Banks, Mark, & O'Connor, Justin (2000) Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurship for Micro and Small Businesses in the Cultural Industries Sector. Education & Training, 42(6), pp. 356-365.

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Reports on an ESRC-funded, in-depth qualitative research project into 50 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the cultural industries. Our evidence sheds light on the extent to which the teaching and learning strategies adopted by higher education, further education and other VET providers are effective in providing entrepreneurship education and training for this innovative, high skill sector. Our findings suggest that entrepreneurs in this sector learn best by being able to experiment with ideas, by “doing” and networking with others and by working with more experienced mentors in their sector. The article concludes by suggesting a more “naturalistic” approach to teaching and learning entrepreneurship for micro and small businesses in the cultural industries sector.

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ID Code: 29901
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Cognitive Style, Continuing Education, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Industry, Higher Education, Mass Media, Small Businesses, Teaching Methods, Entertainment Industry, Situated Learning, Case study, HERN
DOI: 10.1108/00400910010353653
ISSN: 0040-0912
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Emerald
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2010 22:39
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:58

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