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Teaching international entrepreneurship through student exchange: observations, obstacles and recommendations

By Scott A. Jones, Diane Denslow, Frank Janssen, Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß, Juan Llopis, Rachel Shinnar and Bryan Toney


While most scholars and researchers recognize that entrepreneurship occurs differently in other countries, there are relatively few undergraduate courses that focus on International Entrepreneurship. Further, of those with an International focus, few provide students with an opportunity to interact with aspiring entrepreneurs from other countries. The following summarizes the results of six collaborations intended to test several models for international student exchange. Each of the collaborations included either one or two-way travel among participants, hosting responsibilities, and cultural activities. The authors present a number of observations and obstacles that will assist facilitators interested in providing similar course offerings. The article concludes with recommendations for future course offerings including a sample itinerary

Topics: International entrepreneurship, Student exchange, Cross-cultural educationInternational entrepreneurship, Student exchange, Cross-cultural education, Organización de Empresas
Publisher: Allied Academies
Year: 2008
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