Understanding entrepreneurial learning: A competency approach

Wing Yan Thomas MAN

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Unlike the experiential, cognitive-affective and networking perspectives in previous studies, entrepreneurial learning is considered as a 'competency' in this paper, comprising the dimensions of inputs, process, outcomes and context, so that the various facets involved can be investigated against a common background. This conceptualization suggests that under an integrated set of competency-related learning characteristics, learning behaviours are exhibited under appropriate contexts and lead to competency-based learning outcomes. It provides a number of possible directions for further research in entrepreneurial learning, and also implies that education and training for the entrepreneur should be considered from a learning perspective. Copyright © 2007 IP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-198
JournalThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


Man, T. W. Y. (2007). Understanding entrepreneurial learning: A competency approach. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 8(3), 189-198.


  • Entrepreneurs
  • Learning
  • Competency approach
  • Conceptual development


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