Entrepreneurial thinking and mindset in higher education: A Competence Development Perspective

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In this paper, we problematise current approaches to Entrepreneurship Education as ill suited to the situated, constantly evolving and sustainability focused nature of 21st century business. Concept-driven (“about entrepreneurship”) approaches are unlikely to be effective because they stop short of enabling cognitive and behavioral change that leads to entrepreneurial action. “How to” approaches, on the other hand, prescribe tasks without working on the underpinnings that drive lasting behavioural change.
In response, we propose an approach to Entrepreneurial Education that focuses on Entrepreneurial Mindset as cognitive, emotional and behavioral competence development for situated value creation.
Period19 May 2022
Event titleBoosting entrepreneurial skills and mindsets: theories, methods and impact
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBologna, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Keywords: Entrepreneurial mindset; entrepreneurial thinking; entrepreneurial education, Entrepreneurial cognition, Competence development