Extracurricular Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Activities in Higher Education: Understanding Entrepreneurial Competencies and Capabilities

Preedy, Sarah and Beaumont, Emily ORCID: 0000-0002-7318-2373 (2024) Extracurricular Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Activities in Higher Education: Understanding Entrepreneurial Competencies and Capabilities. In: Extracurricular Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Activity: A Global and Holistic Perspective. Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, 19 . Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 81-95. ISBN 9781803823720

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This chapter examines the role extracurricular activities have in developing higher education (HE) student’s entrepreneurial competencies and capabilities. Specifically, this chapter examines: What type of students participate in extracurricular activities? Why do students choose to participate? and What activities offer for entrepreneurial competency and capability development. An electronic survey (e-survey) collected pre- and post-data from two groups: Group A – students participating in extracurricular enterprise and entrepreneurship (EEEx) activities (n = 119); and Group B – students engaged in non-enterprise-related extracurricular activities (n = 72). Findings indicated that students in both groups were motivated to engage in extracurricular activities to enhance their skills, fulfil personal interests and enhance their employability. Utilising Morris, Webb, Fu, and Singhal’s (2013) entrepreneurial competencies list as a model, there were found to increase in all but one competency (creativity) for Group A, yet for the control group, most competencies decreased. Independent sample T-tests demonstrated that there was no significant difference in the final ratings of entrepreneurial capability between Group A and Group B, however, the degree of improvement for perceived entrepreneurial capability, pre-to-post, for those participating in enterprise activities was substantially higher than the control group. Finally, students participating in EEEx activities were more likely female, studying a programme within the Business School, and in the second or final stage of their programme. This chapter demonstrates the value that EEEx activities provide in a competency context for students and tasks educators with considering how to develop and signpost specific entrepreneurial competencies and capabilities.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Enterprise education; Extracurricular; Student; Competencies; Capability; Impact
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kamila Niekoraniec
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2024 11:57
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 09:21
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13960

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