A1 Journal article (refereed)
Students’ self-reported learning outcomes after a business start-up education program (2019)

Laine, K., Tynjälä, P., Eteläpelto, A., & Hämäläinen, R. (2019). Students’ self-reported learning outcomes after a business start-up education program. International Journal of Training Research, 17(2), 98-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/14480220.2019.1638621

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All authors or editors: Laine, Kati; Tynjälä, Päivi; Eteläpelto, Anneli; Hämäläinen, Raija

Journal or series: International Journal of Training Research

ISSN: 1448-0220

eISSN: 2204-0544

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 17

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 98-115

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: Australia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14480220.2019.1638621

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65978


The aim of the present study is to examine the breadth of influence of a business plan-based entrepreneurship education. This task is implemented by examining students’ (n = 227) self-reported learning outcomes concerning entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and abilities after education. In addition to proposing a classification of the self-reported learning outcomes, this study explores how these outcomes are related to the background characteristics of those taking part in an education program, and of the companies involved. Based on this study, four main areas of self-reported learning outcomes were found: (i) working-life key skills, (ii) management skills, (iii) entrepreneurial empowerment and (iv) development orientation. The most positive effects of the study program were related to management skills and empowerment. The most challenging, and least influenced aspect, involved the dynamic features of entrepreneurship.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; training programmes; learning results; business plans

Free keywords: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; learning outcomes; business plan

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1

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