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MethodTech: There must be a better way to do research than surveys, interviews and observations

It is a well established fact that IT is reshaping just about every single field of human activity. But one thing that has remained surprisingly stable is research methodology in social sciences. Social science scholars still today focus on doing … Continue reading

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How teachers can escape being caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

I just finished an article summarizing five years of work with six in-depth empirical studies on entrepreneurship education, enterprise education and value creation education. The six studies involved 928 participating students who in total made 10855 app reports through our … Continue reading

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Some stunning results of entrepreneurial education!

This week we finished a report summarizing the results of our largest impact study so far in entrepreneurial education. It shows some absolutely fantastic results on student level. As the study was financed by National Agency of Education and a … Continue reading

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My PhD thesis done

So, after seven years I am done with my PhD thesis. It became a new educational philosophy grounded in entrepreneurship. In the thesis I define learning-through-creating-value-for-others (chapter 5), and then I try to answer what is new with it and … Continue reading

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A ‘value’ and ‘economics’ grounded analysis of six value creation based entrepreneurial education initiatives

Last week I wrote an article for the 3E ECSB entrepreneurship education conference due in May in Leeds. I was short on time, so I took some ideas from my recently finished PhD thesis and applied them to six empirical … Continue reading

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So what’s the “evidence” for entrepreneurial education?

In a recent question to Swedish National Agency for Education a teacher asked them about the evidence for entrepreneurial education. Sweden supports entrepreneurial education in many ways, as outlined in a recent overview by Eurydice here. Sweden is one of … Continue reading

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Is my dissertation an insult or not?

Summarizing all the feedback I received on my almost final dissertation (a summary can be found here), what made the strongest impression on me was the interpretation aired by some (more than one) that my work actually can be viewed as … Continue reading

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Denmark cuts back on the future – takes a yearly 4 MEUR loan from it

In most large groups of people the focus is on performing here and now. In corporations it is stipulated by the stock market, making up its mind about performance here and now, every minute of its opening hours. In nations … Continue reading

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Do we really need yet another educational philosophy?

Just finalized my PhD thesis for the “end seminar”, i.e. the final test before I get the PhD badge. After six years I ended up proposing a new educational philosophy grounded in entrepreneurship. Strangely enough no-one seems to have proposed … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial education – a scholarly field with no future

I will never forget the day I met Dénis Gregoire, an entrepreneurship researcher who deliberately stopped doing research in entrepreneurial education. We met in 2011 at the BCERC conference in Syracuse, USA. I had read his work with admiration, and … Continue reading

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