University Teaching of Entrepreneurship: A Practitioner's Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Fanning, Connell en
dc.contributor.advisor Doyle, Eleanor en
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-12T08:40:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-12T08:40:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.submitted 2012
dc.identifier.citation O'Brien, O. 2012. University Teaching of entrepreneurship: a practitioner's analysis. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 276 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2445
dc.description.abstract This is a practitioner doctorate aimed at both Universities about to introduce Entrepreneurship as a subject and practitioners who may be turning to teaching what they know building on their business experience. In this Portfolio the transition from Entrepreneur to Lecturer in Entrepreneurship is explored and several approaches were used to support the transition. A Professional Development Memoir offers a review of the life of an entrepreneur through the lens of Meaning Making Systems in order to bring clarity to the theories used by the Entrepreneur implicitly in his practice. Reflecting on these theories offers insight as to how the entrepreneur perceived and acted on market opportunities. Imparting some of the knowledge accumulated from practice is one goal in teaching. Economics and pedagogical theories were identified, researched and applied to inform the structure, design and delivery of a module in Entrepreneurship within a post graduate programme that focussed on business practice. Theories of Entrepreneurship grounded in Economics indicate the importance of this business function within the broad Economic System for economic development. The role of theory is to offer students ways of organising how they think about entrepreneurship. Gardner’s Teaching for Understanding framework is used to bring structure to the development of the module. Several leading exemplars on the teaching of Entrepreneurship are attended to offer a context both for the content of the Module and its subsequent implementation within a framework of best practice in the teaching of Entrepreneurship. The practical running of a business by the students as a central element of the Module provided a deep and valuable learning experience allowing them to experience Entrepreneurship in a real way for themselves. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2012, Owen O'Brien. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject University en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en
dc.title University Teaching of Entrepreneurship: A Practitioner's Analysis en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname DBA (Business Economics) en
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dc.internal.school Economics en
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