Capacity building for advancing creativity and entrepreneurship: Teen entrepreneurship competition in Hong Kong

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Abstract

Teen Entrepreneurship Competition (TEC) is an annual inter-school competition aiming to promote entrepreneurship education in Hong Kong secondary schools. Secondary schools would be invited to form teams to run a small business venture for a Chinese New Year market hosted by the TEC organizers Hong Kong Institute of Education and local schools. Throughout the competition teams would go through the process of business planning, proposal presentation, 3-day authentic market selling and evaluation. TEC attracted an average of 50 teams from more than 25 schools and 400-450 secondary school students in each of the past eight years. This is a case study paper that aims to (1) demonstrate the movement of TEC in Hong Kong, (2) illustrate how TEC can advance creativity through a capacity building of core entrepreneurial values social responsibilities and partnerships and (3) examine participants’ creativity in response to the capacity building. Through a critical analysis of capacity building for advancing creativity at both the organizational and individual levels, a better understanding of the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship education can be achieved through the case of TEC. Finally some recommendations on strengthening the linkages between creativity and entrepreneurship at programme and participant levels would be made.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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entrepreneurship
creativity
Hong Kong
secondary school
social partnership
school
education
market
social responsibility
small business
planning
evaluation

Citation

Yu, C. (2011, December). Capacity building for advancing creativity and entrepreneurship: Teen entrepreneurship competition in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 15th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia.