Promoting Cross-Border Entrepreneurial Competence

Abstract: As a result of increasing globalisation, universities are being confronted by the challenge of adapting their teaching standards to meet the demands of a more dynamic labour market. Entrepreneurship education provides an important contribution to improving students´ entrepreneurial competencies and stimulating innovative work behaviour. Based on the current state of research, as well as on the results of an empirical comparative study at partner institutions of applied sciences, this article describes how the internationalisation of curricula with regards to the academic teaching of entrepreneurship and the promotion of entrepreneurial competence can be structured. An online survey of students carried out within the framework of an EU project, as well as joint class observations, revealed some important differences in study-related matters, which emphasises the need for stronger cooperation in terms of cross-border employability. With regards to the promotion of entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour, it appears appropriate to intensify the use of case-based instructional designs within teaching standards, to extend the supportive offers to students and to enable engagement with entrepreneurship in various courses of studies.

Authors: Xenia Justus, Sean Patrick Sassmannshausen, Johann Fabian Faltermeier
Keywords: entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial competencies, university teaching standards, cross-border cooperation
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
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