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The Role of Educational Experiences on the Development of Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions of Successful Entrepreneurs in Hawai‘i.

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Title:The Role of Educational Experiences on the Development of Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions of Successful Entrepreneurs in Hawai‘i.
Authors:Leong, Kari S.
Contributors:Professional Ed Practice (department)
Keywords:entrepreneurship education
education
business
Hawaiʻi
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:There is a powerful link between entrepreneurship and economic vitality that serves to
maintain a growing and thriving economy. When eight million jobs were lost in the United States
during the Great Recession—December 2007 through June 2009—there was an upswing in
entrepreneurship, as individuals began pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. Academic interest
in entrepreneurship blossomed as colleges and institutions developed entrepreneurial programs
that would prepare interested entrepreneurial students to develop the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions to start a business.
This exploratory case study examines a range of educational experiences that influenced
the development of five successful entrepreneurs in Hawaiʻi. Their rich and varied experiences,
which included building relationships, fostering a team, developing a supportive network, facing
challenges with a growth mindset, and connecting passion with purpose, were influential in their
development.
The results suggest that a combination of formal, informal, non-formal, and experiential
educational experiences may influence the development of key knowledge, skills, and
dispositions of successful entrepreneurs. The findings may be of interest to researchers or
educators who are developing entrepreneurial curriculum, activities, and experiences that may
better prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for careers in the 21st century marketplace.
Description:Ed.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62718
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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