'Lost in space': the role of social networking in university-based entrepreneurial learning

Nigel Lockett, Carla Quesada-Pallarès, Karen Williams-Middleton, Antonio Padilla-Meléndez, Sarah Jack

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Abstract

While entrepreneurship education increasingly uses various means to connect students to the ‘real world’, the impact of social networking on learning remains under-explored. This qualitative study of student entrepreneurs in UK and Sweden shows that their entrepreneurial journey becomes increasingly complex, requiring skills and knowledge not solely developed through formal or non-formal learning. Social networks, and associated informal learning, are shown to be critical in developing social capital important to the students’ entrepreneurial journey. This study exposes a key value of social networking and encourages educators to embed activities that facilitate students’ informal learning within the curriculum.
LanguageEnglish
Pages67-80
Number of pages14
JournalIndustry and Higher Education
Volume31
Issue number2
Early online date16 Mar 2017
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Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2017

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  • social capital
  • entrepreneurship education

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Lockett, Nigel ; Quesada-Pallarès, Carla ; Williams-Middleton, Karen ; Padilla-Meléndez, Antonio ; Jack, Sarah. / 'Lost in space' : the role of social networking in university-based entrepreneurial learning. In: Industry and Higher Education. 2017 ; Vol. 31, No. 2. pp. 67-80.
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'Lost in space' : the role of social networking in university-based entrepreneurial learning. / Lockett, Nigel; Quesada-Pallarès, Carla; Williams-Middleton, Karen; Padilla-Meléndez, Antonio; Jack, Sarah.

In: Industry and Higher Education, Vol. 31, No. 2, 30.04.2017, p. 67-80.

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