Purpose – Over the last decades, the importance of entrepreneurial education (EE) for the personal development of young generations has gained momentum among policymakers, practitioners and scholars. This paper offers some insights into the way T-shaped PhD programs can trigger transdisciplinary abilities of STEM students, making them even more ready toward venturing activities. Design/methodology/approach – To achieve the purpose of the study, the effectiveness of a new T-shaped doctoral model was explored, testing it on a sample of STEM PhD students at Polytechnic School of University of Naples Federico II, using a qualitative-quantitative approach. Findings – The results prove the positive influence that the T-shaped PhD program has on students in terms of vertical skills and horizontal capabilities attainment for entrepreneurial readiness. Practical implications – This study advances interesting managerial and policy implications for activating virtuous collaborations to better respond to the need of current socioeconomic scenarios through academic knowledge. Originality/value – Despite the growing relevance of EE, research about its influence at PhD level and the effect of different pedagogical methods remains scarce and controversial. Thus, this research explores if EE can support PhD students in science and technology transdisciplinarity terms of innovation management.

Embedding entrepreneurship in doctoral students: the impact of a T-shaped educational approach / Rippa, Pierluigi; Landi, GIOVANNI CATELLO; Cosimato, Silvia; Turriziani, Lorenzo; Gheith, Mohamed. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1460-1060. - (2020). [10.1108/EJIM-07-2020-0289]

Embedding entrepreneurship in doctoral students: the impact of a T-shaped educational approach

Pierluigi Rippa;Giovanni Catello Landi;Silvia Cosimato;Lorenzo Turriziani;Mohamed Gheith
2020

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Purpose – Over the last decades, the importance of entrepreneurial education (EE) for the personal development of young generations has gained momentum among policymakers, practitioners and scholars. This paper offers some insights into the way T-shaped PhD programs can trigger transdisciplinary abilities of STEM students, making them even more ready toward venturing activities. Design/methodology/approach – To achieve the purpose of the study, the effectiveness of a new T-shaped doctoral model was explored, testing it on a sample of STEM PhD students at Polytechnic School of University of Naples Federico II, using a qualitative-quantitative approach. Findings – The results prove the positive influence that the T-shaped PhD program has on students in terms of vertical skills and horizontal capabilities attainment for entrepreneurial readiness. Practical implications – This study advances interesting managerial and policy implications for activating virtuous collaborations to better respond to the need of current socioeconomic scenarios through academic knowledge. Originality/value – Despite the growing relevance of EE, research about its influence at PhD level and the effect of different pedagogical methods remains scarce and controversial. Thus, this research explores if EE can support PhD students in science and technology transdisciplinarity terms of innovation management.
2020
Embedding entrepreneurship in doctoral students: the impact of a T-shaped educational approach / Rippa, Pierluigi; Landi, GIOVANNI CATELLO; Cosimato, Silvia; Turriziani, Lorenzo; Gheith, Mohamed. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1460-1060. - (2020). [10.1108/EJIM-07-2020-0289]
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