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Enterprise education policy future directions: experiences and suggestions on family business education

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Show simple item record Kansikas, Juha Birdthistle, Naomi Karjalainen, Kari Solankallio, Tytti Niemelä, Margit 2015-03-02T16:43:54Z 2015-03-02T16:43:54Z 2010
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this policy paper is to describe the current role of academic family enterprise education in Finland. Family business centers and family business programmes have been started around the world to offer education for family entrepreneurs and next generation members. MBAs, master’s degrees in science, and other degrees are offered for key members of the family businesses. At the same time, we are having a debate on are entrepreneurs born or made? The role of entrepreneurship and enterprise education at university level is unclear, and many might believe that entrepreneurship does not even belong to the academic world. This policy paper presents the academic family enterprise programme offered in Finland, at the University of Jyväskylä. Creating a full family business Master’s degree programme takes a long time to design and implement. Enterprise education policy needs resources to support planning and designing such programmes, because there exists a need to learn more about family entrepreneurship and family business management. Also, interdisciplinary collaboration helps family business education development. National and international visibility and collaboration between family entrepreneurs, family business associations, and universities is needed to achieve enterprise education policy goals. Family enterprise pedagogy does not exist, which creates a demand to activate the discussion on family enterprise education strategy for the future years. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Access Press UK en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Internaitonal Journal of Management Cases;12 (3), pp. 5-27
dc.subject family entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject enterprise education en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject family business en_US
dc.title Enterprise education policy future directions: experiences and suggestions on family business education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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