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Fernando Almeida , ISPGAYA and University of Porto, Portugal


Entrepreneurship education aims to contribute to the emergence of innovative skills, abilities, and competencies in people, in the most diverse sectors and branches of activity of contemporary society, regardless of the intention to establish a new start-up. This study explores the development of entrepreneurial competencies, intentions and attitudes offered by a higher education institution through the adoption of the eValueComp assessment tool. It offers significant contributions to the business education field particularly aimed at higher education professors who intend to place the student in a more active position and provide an entrepreneurial education, which will be useful for their future professional career. The findings revealed a significant increase of entrepreneurial competencies, general entrepreneurial attitudes, and perception of entrepreneurial feasibility. However, entrepreneurial intentions have evolved only marginally. Furthermore, the age and number of years of professional experience are two correlated factors that contribute to students having a greater perception of the risks associated with the entrepreneurship process.

entrepreneurship, start-up, business, education, entrepreneurial competencies


La educación emprendedora tiene como objetivo contribuir a la aparición de habilidades, destrezas y competencias innovadoras en las personas, en los más diversos sectores y sectores de actividad de la sociedad contemporánea, independientemente de la intención de establecer una nueva empresa. Este estudio explora el desarrollo de las competencias, intenciones y actitudes empresariales que ofrece una institución de educación superior mediante la adopción de la herramienta de evaluación eValueComp. Ofrece importantes contribuciones al campo de la educación empresarial, especialmente dirigidas a los profesores de educación superior que pretenden colocar al estudiante en una posición más activa y proporcionarle una educación empresarial, que le será útil para su futura carrera profesional. Los resultados revelaron un aumento significativo de las competencias empresariales, las actitudes empresariales generales y la percepción de la viabilidad empresarial. Sin embargo, las intenciones empresariales sólo han evolucionado marginalmente. Además, la edad y el número de años de experiencia profesional son dos factores correlacionados que contribuyen a que los estudiantes tengan una mayor percepción de los riesgos asociados con el proceso emprendedor.

Palabras clave
empresariado, start-up, negocios, educación, competencias emprendedoras

3 March 2021

7 June 2021

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.


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