The implications of entrepreneurship education on the careers of PhDs: evidence from the challenge-based learning approach
Keywords:Entrepreneurship education, challenge-based learning, PhD’s careers, start-ups, publications, H-index, Third Mission
We analysed the academic and business outcomes of 73 PhDs who attended an entrepreneurial education program, co-designed by two universities in collaboration with an international research center, in the last five years, and compared these results against 73 PhDs who did not attend the program. We based our analysis on a mix of quantitative and qualitative data regarding scientific and entrepreneurial achievements, as well as interviews with former program participants. Evidence from our analysis shows a positive effect of the entrepreneurial education program on the academic and business outcomes of PhDs.
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