This paper studies the influence of entrepreneurship
education on students’ entrepreneurial abilities from the perspective of social
network. In four college students’ entrepreneurship case studies from one university,
we adopted methodological triangulation and multiple methods to guarantee the
reliability and validity of the research. We proposed that courses and projects
in entrepreneurship education formed social network among mentors, monitors,
and students, in which knowledge could flow frequently. We then discussed the
influence of projects pattern, mentor pattern, and monitors pattern on college
students’ entrepreneurial abilities respectively, by analyzing the structure
and ties of the social network. This research contributed to social network
theory and entrepreneurship education both theoretically and practically.
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Lai, C. , lv, W. and Jiang, Y. (2015) Entrepreneurial Knowledge and the Influence of Entrepreneurship Education on Students’ Entrepreneurial Abilities. Open Journal of Social Sciences
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