The texture of entrepreneurship programs: Revisiting experiential entrepreneurship education through the lens of the liminal-liminoid continuum

Gaggiotti, Hugo, Jarvis, Carol and Richards, Jeremy (2019) The texture of entrepreneurship programs: Revisiting experiential entrepreneurship education through the lens of the liminal-liminoid continuum. Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 3 (3). pp. 236-264. ISSN 2515-1274

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Abstract / Summary

Positioning the liminal and the liminoid on a continuum, we define a ‘space’ within which practice-led, experiential learning occurs. The more liminal processes within this space are associated with familiarity, wide social recognition and relative security; the more liminoid are allied with risk-taking, innovation, creativity, and higher levels of uncertainty. Our research was conducted amongst student/founders on M-Entrep, an integrated Masters and venture creation program. Our findings suggest it is the co-existence of the liminal program experiences, such as the ‘rite of passage’ of obtaining a Masters qualification, that act as a safety net as students embrace the fluidity and lack of security associated with the more liminoid experiences many associate with the venture creation endeavor. We argue that M-Entrep is an example of a program that interweaves liminal and liminoid processes, creating a texture that is both open and containing, facilitating ‘entrepreneuring’ and encouraging students to re- imagine themselves in new roles and statuses. By exploring entrepreneurship education (EE) through the lens of the liminal and the liminoid contimuum, facilitators of EE programs can better appreciate, design and influence the texture of this space to benefit the student learning experience.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2515127419890341
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurial learning, Liminal, Liminoid, Texture, Entrepreneurial Development Programs
ISSN: 2515-1274
Subjects: Business
Education
Courses by Department: Business School > Business Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Jeremy Richards
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 08:19
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3619

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