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Core entrepreneurial competencies and their interdependencies: insights from a study of Irish and Iranian entrepreneurs, university students and academics

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dc.contributor.author Rezaei-Zadeh, Morteza
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Michael
dc.contributor.author O'Reilly, John
dc.contributor.author Cunningham, James
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Eamonn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-13T11:09:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-13T11:09:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6061
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to advance our understanding of core entrepreneurial competencies and their interdependencies. Developing entrepreneurial competencies is increasingly seen as important to foster entrepreneurship. Studies to date have highlighted different entrepreneurial competencies in the context of different sectors, regions and countries. However, there has been a lack of consensus in relation to the perceived relative importance of core entrepreneurial competences and their interdependencies among students, academic and entrepreneurs. Our paper focuses on two key questions: first, what are the core entrepreneurial competencies that need to be developed in educational contexts? Second, what are the interdependencies between these entrepreneurial competencies that need to be developed in educational contexts? Using a collective intelligence methodology a comparative study of Iran and Ireland was undertaken that involved three stakeholder groups of students, academics and entrepreneurs. This methodology was used to identify, rank, and structure entrepreneurial competencies considered important for university students. The results of the study indicated that productive thinking, motivation, interpersonal skills and leadership are core entrepreneurial competences that need to be developed in educational contexts. Findings also highlight critical interdependencies between entrepreneurial competencies and the relative influence of different competencies across groups and regions. We outline the implications of our findings for designing a curriculum for improving students’ entrepreneurial competencies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Entrepreneurship And Management Journal;13 (1), pp. 35-73
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s11365-016-0390-y
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurial Competencies en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Interactive Management (IM) en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural en_US
dc.title Core entrepreneurial competencies and their interdependencies: insights from a study of Irish and Iranian entrepreneurs, university students and academics 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.date.updated 2017-09-13T11:02:48Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11365-016-0390-y
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2696353
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Entrepreneurship And Management Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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