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The teacher of entrepreneurship as a role model: Students' and teachers' perceptions

Abstract: Promoting entrepreneurship to stimulate economic development and employment generation is increasingly important. In this sense, entrepreneurship education is considered a key instrument to increase entrepreneurial intentions. Several studies have focused on the 'what' and 'why' questions, but 'who' should teach is still an under-researched topic. This research explores the teacher of entrepreneurship as a role model. In particular, from two focus groups with students and teachers, we investigate the perceptions about the effects they have on students and the attributes they should have to achieve those effects. On the one hand, both groups agree that teachers considered role models increase entrepreneurial intentions and improve several attitudes and competences of students. However, the attributes teachers need to gather to become a role model differ from one group to another. Furthermore, while students defend that a teacher of entrepreneurship should have previously started a business, teachers believe that having the characteristics of an entrepreneur is enough to be considered a role model and increase entrepreneurial intentions.

 Autoría: San-Martín P., Fernández-Laviada A., Pérez A., Palazuelos E.,

 Fuente: The International Journal of Management Education, 2021,19(1), 100358

 Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2021

 Nº de páginas: 9

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100358

 ISSN: 1472-8117,2352-3565

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100358