Paul Swamidass
biography :: conference marerials
The Effect of Entrepreneurship Education on the Predisposition Towards Entrepreneurship in Business and Engineering Students
The Business-Engineering-Technology (BET) minor at Auburn University admits selected business and engineering juniors to a two-year, lock-step program. Students gain entrepreneurial know-how and skills. Our data shows that our students show statistically significant gains in entrepreneurial skills and knowledge compared to their peers in the two colleges. Using a nine-item scale, we found that, although BET students have gained significant knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, they are not any different from their peers from the two colleges in their desire to start a business. The students in the BET minor are volunteers.