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The effects of entrepreneurship education - Does gender matter?
Eastern Norway Research Institute, Lillehammer, Norway.
University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9293-338X
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 255-271Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article asks whether entrepreneurship education have the same impact on women and men with regard to perceptions of business skills, career preferences and belief in local business opportunities. We examine the company programme (CP), a programme taught to 250,000 secondary school pupils in 37 European countries. The data includes interviews with 1,187 24 to 25 years old in Norway, and half of the sample had formerly participated in CP. Controlling for competing explanations, CP has a positive impact on women's perception of business skills, but no impact on male's perceptions of business skills. CP has a positive impact on men's preference for self-employment, but no impact on women's career preference. Finally, CP had no impact on belief in local business opportunities. Females are underrepresented vis-à-vis males on all dimensions investigated whether they have participated in CP or not. CP ought to be adjusted to have an even stronger influence on women. 

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InderScience Publishers, 2013. Vol. 20, no 3, p. 255-271
Keywords [en]
Business opportunities, Business skills, Career preference, Company programme, Control-group design, Entrepreneurship education, Gender, Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise, Logistic regression analysis, Norway, Pupils, Secondary schools, Self-employment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45916DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.056889Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84885070292OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-45916DiVA, id: diva2:1351418
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved

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