Innovation and entrepreneurship bootcamp

A descriptive study assessing the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education

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Abstract

This study investigates the implementation of an interactive-intensive structured innovation and entrepreneurship bootcamp among MBA students. A descriptive study was carried out immediately after the students participated in the bootcamp. It involved 118 postgraduate students newly enrolled in their studies. The results show that most of the participants were highly engaged in the program and gained new skills from the bootcamp although conducted within a relatively short period. Specifically, from the qualitative feedback, they felt that the bootcamp enhances their entrepreneurial thinking, inspire them to be more creative, promotes dynamic teamwork, and boosts their confidence as entrepreneurial leaders. In addition, based on participants' self-assessment and with reference to T-test results, there were significant improvements on the level of general knowledge and skills among the participants before and after attending the bootcamp. This study contributes towards understanding entrepreneurship education in higher learning and provides useful information in designing an effective bootcamp that enhances graduates' entrepreneurial thinking and skills, as well as team spirit and self-confidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-257
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Globalisation
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Entrepreneurship education
Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Self-confidence
T-test
Self-assessment
Confidence
Team work

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Innovation
  • Interactive learning
  • MBA students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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