A1 Journal article (refereed)
Start-up entrepreneurs and university students in a co-learning mode (2016)

Saukkonen, Juha; Nukari, Jussi; Ballard, Sharon; Levie, Jonathan (2016). Start-up entrepreneurs and university students in a co-learning mode. Industry and Higher Education, 30 (3), 224-238. DOI: 10.1177/0950422216653198

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Saukkonen, Juha; Nukari, Jussi; Ballard, Sharon; Levie, Jonathan

Journal or series: Industry and Higher Education

ISSN: 0950-4222

eISSN: 2043-6858

Publication year: 2016

Volume: 30

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 224-238

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0950422216653198

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published: https://pureportal.strath.ac.uk/en/publications/start-up-entrepreneurs-and-university-students-in-a-co-learning-m

Web address where publication is available: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-8192-1


Start-up companies have been recognized as key drivers of wealth and job creation. Many students now in universities willtherefore find their future employment in start-up companies, or will found them. Success in the start-up environmentrequires a specific set of skills. There is a growing supply of university education for new venture creation and an increasingdemand for interaction between universities and start-up ventures so that knowledge can be transferred between them.This article evaluates the potential of a programme designed to enable holistic collaborative entrepreneurial learningbetween start-up companies and students. The authors measure the impacts of the programme on participants’ self-assessment of their capabilities and of critical capabilities for start-up success, comparing assessments before the start ofthe programme, at its end and 1 year subsequently. The results show that an impact on such assessments can be achievedand that the two distinct groups can learn together, but questions remain with regard to the retention of learning.

Keywords: collaborative learning; entrepreneurship education; startup companies

Free keywords: capability assessment; entrepreneurship training; start-up; start-up capabilities

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