The effect of business or enterprise training on opportunity recognition and entrepreneurial skills of graduates and non-graduates in the UK

J.D. Levie, M. Hart, M. Anyadyke-Danes

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This paper attempts to overcome methodological challenges in demonstrating the effect of enterprise training on opportunity perception and entrepreneurial skills perception of trainees. A large scale sample of individuals in the UK, part of the 2007 GEMUK database, is utilised. Logistic regression shows that controlling for demographic effects, experience and attitudes, different types of training had different effects on opportunity perception and entrepreneurial skills perception. The results suggest that a combination of college-based training and work placements may provide a better all-round entrepreneurial capability for both graduates and non-graduates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-759
Number of pages11
JournalFrontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventTwenty-ninth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference - , United States
Duration: 6 Jun 2009 → …


  • business
  • enterprise
  • opportunity identification
  • enterprise training

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