Towards Responsible Entrepreneurship Education

Andreas Walmsley, Christopher Moon, Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Paul Jones

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


Topic: Entrepreneurship Education
Applicability to the conference theme – ‘SPACE – exploring new frontiers and entrepreneurial places’: The paper explores the hitherto only marginally-researched overlap of entrepreneurship education and the concept of responsibility
Aim: The aim of the paper is to justify and outline a framework for responsible entrepreneurship education
Methodology: This is a conceptual paper that explores the relationship between the notions of responsibility and entrepreneurship education
Contribution: With reference to Fayolle and Gailly (2008) and Béchard and Grégoire (2005) who both explore what entrepreneurship education is, and what it implies, this study attempts the same for Responsible Entrepreneurship Education (REE). Specifically, the paper conceptualises the ‘what’, the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of REE. It builds on the work of Parrish (2010) and the notion of sustainability-driven entrepreneurship, but addresses the ‘typical’ entrepreneur, rather than the entrepreneur whose venture has been established for a primary social or environmental purpose.
Implications for policy: Sets the agenda for a review of EE in light of growing social and environmental concerns. Presents a call to researchers, educators and policy makers to focus on the contribution entrepreneurs can make to the sustainability agenda.
Implications for practice: The implications for EE offer a foundation for embedding the notion of responsibility into the EE curriculum. By spelling out the relationship between the concepts of Responsibility and Entrepreneurship Education the results are likely to appeal to researchers in EE also.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019
EventInstitute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference: SPACE – exploring new frontiers and entrepreneurial places - Newcastle , Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201915 Nov 2019
Conference number: 42


ConferenceInstitute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference
Abbreviated titleISBE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • responsible entrepreneurship
  • entrepreneurship education


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