The implications of entrepreneurship education on the careers of PhDs: evidence from the challenge-based learning approach

Authors

  • Alessandra Colombelli Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
  • Andrea Panelli Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
  • Emilio Paolucci Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2021.1285

Keywords:

Entrepreneurship education, challenge-based learning, PhD’s careers, start-ups, publications, H-index, Third Mission

Abstract

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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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Colombelli, A., Panelli, A., & Paolucci, E. (2021). The implications of entrepreneurship education on the careers of PhDs: evidence from the challenge-based learning approach. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 5(1), 49-55. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2021.1285