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‘Lost in Space’: the role of social networking in university-based entrepreneurial learning

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/04/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Industry and Higher Education
Issue number2
Volume31
Number of pages80
Pages (from-to)67
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date16/03/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Industry and Higher Education, 31 (2), 2017, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Industry and Higher Education page: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ihe on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/