Higher Education

, Volume 74, Issue 4, pp 735–737 | Cite as

Marta Peris-Ortiz, Jaime Alonso Gómez, Francisco Vélez-Torres, Carlos Rueda-Armengot (eds.): Education tools for entrepreneurship

Springer, Switzerland, 2016, 247 pp
  • Yinghua Ye
  • Rui HuEmail author

Entrepreneurship has become a national economic priority for many developed and developing countries (p. 102). More than 40% of entrepreneurial ventures are developed by people with a university education (p. 184); therefore, entrepreneurship education should be undertaken mainly by higher education. However, a common question exists: “Can entrepreneurship be taught by educators in universities?” In some countries, although both government and higher education institutions (HEIs) have highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship education—for example, one of the policies of the Chinese Ministry of Education requires that all HEIs in China provide innovation and entrepreneurship courses to all students—the rate of entrepreneurship graduates is still very low (in 2015, only 2.9% of graduates chose to initiate their own business), the implementation of entrepreneurship education has been sporadic, and one of the major questions is whether educators can teach entrepreneurship.



Funding information

Funded by the Philosophy and Social Sciences of Zhejiang Province (16YSXK06ZD) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71603094).

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EducationZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Public AdministrationHuazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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