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Calling for student engagement in an entrepreneurial university


Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Lahikainen Katja, Peltonen Kati, Hietanen Lenita, Oikkonen Elena
Editors of book: Hytti, Ulla
Publishing place: Cheltenham, UK
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Title of parent publication: A Research Agenda for the Entrepreneurial University
ISBN: 978 1 78897 503 2
eISBN: 978 1 78897 504 9
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021050528901

Abstract


The
stakeholder approach to entrepreneurial universities has raised interest among
entrepreneurship scholars and as a result, students are recognized as an
important internal stakeholder group within an entrepreneurial university.
However, research conducted among university actors tends to focus on the
university management or academic staff’s point of view while the students as
stakeholders in entrepreneurial universities remain neglected. In this chapter,
we discuss why student engagement in entrepreneurial universities should be
studied and how it can be studied. We outline new potential topics and
methodological approaches on how to study this topic. We argue, that to
increase the students’ entrepreneurial engagement more attention could be put
on examining different ways to make students’ voices heard in formal university
activities and on examining students’ ways to participate in extra-curricular
activities. Furthermore, to capture the multidimensional nature of student
engagement, multiple ways of studying and assessing student engagement are
needed.


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