Capacity building to advance entrepreneurship education: Lessons from the teen entrepreneurship competition in Hong Kong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: The Teen Entrepreneurship Competition (TEC) was an annual inter‐school competition that aimed to promote entrepreneurship education (EE) in Hong Kong (HK) secondary schools. This paper aims to: review and evaluate the implementation of the TEC over the years from 2003‐2010, and use the TEC as a case to demonstrate how EE can be advanced through capacity building in various ways and levels. Design/methodology/approach: There were two key milestone phases for the TEC. This paper will describe and discuss the achievements made in Phase I and the capacity building for advancing the TEC in Phase II in details. Then, a critical analysis of capacity building for advancing TEC in Phase II will be made with a careful consideration of the TEC's design rationales, the research findings in Phase I and the three inter‐related levels of capacity building. Finally, suggestions will be recommended for further strengthening EE in schools. Findings: The sustainability and advancement of the TEC are closely related to: advancing “Character Building” at the individual level, advancing “Partnership Building” at the institutional level, and advancing “Social Responsibility” at the societal level. However, the TEC might still overlook an alignment with the existing curriculum development. A further capacity building of course development and policy making should be sought. Originality/values: This is a precious illustrative case study for the purpose of sharing useful information and genuine experience with those who are interested in promoting teen EE in schools. Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-718
JournalEducation + Training
Volume55
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Yu, C. W. M. (2013). Capacity building to advance entrepreneurship education: Lessons from the teen entrepreneurship competition in Hong Kong. Education + Training, 55(7), 705-718.

Keywords

  • Capacity building
  • Entrepreneurship advancement
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Enterprise education
  • School improvement
  • Secondary schools
  • Hong Kong

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Capacity building to advance entrepreneurship education: Lessons from the teen entrepreneurship competition in Hong Kong'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.