The impact of entrepreneurship education: Introducing the entrepreneurship education project

Jeff Vanevenhoven, Eric Liguori

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The Entrepreneurship Education Project ( is a global, longitudinal research initiative through which university students offer entrepreneurship educators and researchers data-driven insights into the impact of entrepreneurial education on (1) both the motivational processes underlying students' road to entrepreneurship and through the entrepreneurial process and (2) the process of identity transformation from student to entrepreneur. Rooted in Social Cognitive Career Theory, the Entrepreneurship Education Project data initiative is the largest, most comprehensive study of students across the globe. Phase I data consist of over 18,000 student responses, spanning over 70 countries and 400 universities. This paper presents an overview of the data, study justification, and conceptual scheme. Initial studies provide results indicating the study measures met contemporary standards or reliability, exceed the average sample sizes of top-tier entrepreneurship journals, and present some very interesting questions to be explored in future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-328
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Small Business Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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