New Evidence Suggests Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

June 27, 2011  |  

(Daily Finance) — Entrepreneurs aren’t just born; they’re made — in classrooms.  A new study by Babson College found “overwhelming evidence” that even just a few elective courses in entrepreneurship can inspire students to later launch their own businesses.  Researchers at the Wellesley, Mass., school said the findings should put another dent in the old argument that entrepreneurship cannot be taught. “We now have excellent empirical evidence that it makes a difference,” they wrote. “We think that entrepreneurship should be taught not only for the production and training of entrepreneurs but also to help students decide if they have the right stuff to be entrepreneurs before they embark on careers for which they may be ill-suited.”

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