A Systemic Approach to Entrepreneurial Learning: An Exploration Using Storytelling

  • L. Warren (2004). Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 3-16
  • Abstract: The promotion of entrepreneurial activity is high on the educational agenda, reflecting economic and political interest and support. However, the study of entrepreneurial learning is characterized by a diffuse and fragmented literature which spans policy, individual learning and business development, with conclusions based on a plethora of methodological approaches. In this paper, a systemic schema is modified and developed to provide a frame of reference for the study of entrepreneurial learning. The paper is based on a study of women's narratives of their experience as small/micro-enterprise owner/ managers in the UK. Theoretical developments concerning the potential usefulness of the schema are discussed; practical implications for the design of entrepreneurship development programmes are also presented. Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Theme: Community, Education/training/learning
  • Keywords: Entrepreneurial learning, Entrepreneurship, Experiential learning, Narrative analysis, Organizational learning, Economic and social effects, Industrial management, Managers, Societies and institutions, Learning systems
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: United Kingdom, Europe, Global North
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