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Richard Tunstall publishes chapter on criticisms of the entrepreneurial university and the future of entrepreneurship education

Enterprise Education

This month, Richard Tunstall’s chapter was published by Routledge in the book ‘Revitalising Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting a critical approach in the classroom’.

His chapter ‘Education or Exploitation? Reflecting on the Entrepreneurial University and the Role of the Entrepreneurship Educator’ sets out the apparent conflict within entrepreneurship education between ideas of the traditional academic Univeristy and perspectives on the business-focussed entrepreneurial university.

In the introduction to the book, the editors, Karin Berglund (Stockholm University) and Karen Verduyn (Free University (VU), Amsterdam) said that in the chapter Richard:

“sets the scene in an outstanding way by showing that entrepreneurship is no longer a marginal issue of providing students with a particular kind of education, but has turned into an issue of managing the university through university-business collaborations….Richard elaborates further and illustrates alternative ways of framing the purpose of education practice and the role of those involved.”

Richard will explore these issues further in a workshop at a special conference for the book launch in at VU Univeristy Amsterdam on 12th March. He will further be building on the themes within the chapter as part of his Univeristy Student Education Fellowship project considering practitioners and entrepreneurship eduction communities over the next three years.

Revitalising Entrepreneurship Education is available to purchase now as a hardback or e-book: