ECIE Mini Tracks

The Mini Tracks at ECIE

      • Entrepreneurship Education and Learning
      • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      • Government Support of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Education and Learning

Dr. Alexandros Kakouris
Prof Nikolaos Apostolopoulos
Prof Andreas Walmsley
Dr Birgitte Wraae

 Mini Track Chairs: Dr. Alexandros Kakouris, Prof Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Prof Andreas Walmsley and Dr Birgitte Wraae  

ECIE 2022 Mini Track on Entrepreneurship Education and Learning  

This mini track will focus on entrepreneurship education, a field of significant growth in entrepreneurship research. The track seeks to draw upon global perspectives for entrepreneurship education, in particular considering the interdisciplinary nature this education provides. After an initial period of fostering the entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurship education is now able to widen this focus to include research on innovative teaching methodologies, the implementation of such strategies as well as the outcomes and coherent assessment techniques associated with such strategies. Entrepreneurship education can be provided in a wide range of scenarios from formal academic settings to informal events; typical classrooms to incubators, technology parks and summer academies and more. At the same time, a large variety in content and methods is observed without a unanimous teaching model. Moreover, recent trends show the importance of linking entrepreneurship education with sustainable development and social challenges. This mini-track aims to bring academics and practitioners from different entrepreneurship education settings in a common discourse regarding the pedagogy of entrepreneurial education and the observed learning outcomes.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative teaching methods in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial pedagogies in connection with learning
  • Informal versus formal entrepreneurial teaching
  • Entrepreneurship education, sustainable development and social challenges
  • Entrepreneurial learning environments
  • Mapping the impact of entrepreneurship education
  • Perspectives of educational policies for entrepreneurship

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 Mini Track Chair: Dr Ruslan Pavlov, Central  Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

ECIE 2022 Mini Track on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship  

Social entrepreneurship is a prominent phenomenon which is going to play an increasingly important role in the development of communities as well as national economies. It challenges the dominating paradigm of economic development as evidenced by the consequences of the world economic crisis. Its rapid growth can be explained by extraordinary and innovative forms of addressing the unmet needs of several groups of people that are unable to meet them at the mainstream markets. So the best way for them is to create some new markets with a special function of addressing those needs based on using innovative approaches to organize such activities.  

Numerous examples of social enterprises are so various that one can’t make a certain benchmark to classify them but one thing they all have in common is that their main purpose is to reinvest the profit they get into the next projects. A wide range of complicated scientific issues needs to be considered to get a more clear understanding of this phenomenon.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • New trends of social enterprise development as innovative ways of solving social problems
  • New cases of social innovation developed by private companies
  • The role of social stock exchanges and micro-finance institutions in the facilitation of social innovation
  • Constructing special indexes designed to assess the impact of social enterprises on the development of local communities
  • Comparative assessment of social and financial profits of social enterprises
  • The problem of transition from non-profit to for-profit organisations in the third sector

Government Support of Entrepreneurship

 Mini Track Chair: Dr. Sergei Polbitsyn, Ural Federal University, Russia  

ECIE 2022 Mini Track on Government Support of Entrepreneurship  

In these times more than ever, Governments from around the world are looking for ways to boost their economies and help their countries grow. Governments have been announcing the full support of entrepreneurship as the tool to provide the social and economic stability of their populations. However social policy on entrepreneurship support is not as efficient as it is supposed to be. There are many flaws including issues with implementation, intrastruture. The track is dedicated to the discussion of social policy problems on entrepreneurship support affecting both economic and social subsystems of the society. We are also looking for discussion on policy which has been successful, case studies are welcomed.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • social policy on entrepreneurship
  • support of entrepreneurship
  • social responsibility of entrepreneurs
  • social efficiency of entrepreneurship
  • encouraging minority entrepreneurs
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem