• Richard Weber
Part of the Innovation und Entrepreneurship book series (INNOV)


Governmental departments in many countries are convinced that it is possible to motivate students at tertiary institutions of education to become entrepreneurs and to start their own businesses. The importance of entrepreneurship education and training was emphasized at the World Economic Forum recently (World Economic Forum 2009, p. 7–8): “(…) while education is one of the most important foundations for economic development, entrepreneurship is a major driver of innovation and economic growth. Entrepreneurship education plays an essential role in shaping attitudes, skills and culture–from the primary level up. (…) We believe entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and behaviors can be learned, and that exposure to entrepreneurship education throughout an individual”s lifelong learning path, starting from youth and continuing through adulthood into higher education–as well as reaching out to those economically or socially excluded–is imperative.”


Entrepreneurial Activity Entrepreneurial Intention World Economic Forum Entrepreneurship Education Tertiary Institution 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Weber
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  1. 1.MünichGermany

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