Dr. Niels Bosma, associate professor at Utrecht University School of Economics and academic director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, published a chapter about Entrepreneurship Education in the latest report of the Swedish Economic Forum. In this report, Bosma and five other authors, explore ways to teach and learn entrepreneurship.
Swedish Economic Forum Report 2019
Entrepreneurship as a means to an end
Entrepreneurship Education for Societal Challenges
In his chapter, Bosma argues that in times of fast-changing technology developments, pressing societal challenges and increasing uncertainty about the future of work, there is an urgent need for societies to stimulate and foster entrepreneurial education.
To this end, a broad understanding of the concept of entrepreneurship is needed, in which the ‘act’ or behavioral aspect of entrepreneurship comes to the fore. Entrepreneurial behaviour relates to a process by which opportunities to create novel goods and services are discovered, evaluated and exploited - in an environment that is inherently uncertain. Increasingly, new knowledge creation will be steered towards solutions that work for society.