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dc.contributor.advisorSuoranta, Mari
dc.contributor.advisorKansikas, Juha
dc.contributor.authorDeininger, Bianka
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-18T05:34:49Z
dc.date.available2020-06-18T05:34:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/70047
dc.description.abstractEntrepreneurship is an important driver in creating new jobs and contributing to a growing economy – and so is the highly versatile and complex tourism industry. Therefore, it is presumed, that entrepreneurial thinking and acting tourism professionals may bring an even greater value to a local economy. Therefore, this thesis strives to illuminate on the origins of entrepreneurial acting individuals in the respective industry. An extensive literature review is carried out to reveal, that teaching for and about entrepreneurship in institutions of higher education is key to developing desired skills and knowledge. Entrepreneurship in the tourism industry has been subject in the literature several times, even within the chosen geographical context of this thesis, Finland. However, researchers so far failed to address it within an educational context. Therefore, this paper describes an exploratory research study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of integrating an entrepreneurship courses or modules within tourism education programs of higher education institutions in Finland. To do so, the students themselves are surveyed on their entrepreneurial attitudes, their subjective opinions on their own control over their entrepreneurial behaviour as well as the perceived opinion of their personal environment towards entrepreneurship. These three factors are understood to be influenced by entrepreneurial education and will lead towards the intention to act entrepreneurial and eventually carry out entrepreneurial behaviour. The results show an overall satisfactory output, as entrepreneurial attitude as well as the perceived behavioural control can explain partially the entrepreneurial intentions of tourism students in Finland. However, the subjective norm seems to not contribute to a future entrepreneurial behaviour as expected.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.titleEntrepreneurship education in tourism : a study on the institutions of higher education in Finland
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202006184258
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.laitosTaloustieteetfi
dc.contributor.laitosBusiness and Economicsen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineYrittäjyysfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEntrepreneurshipen
dc.rights.copyrightJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
dc.rights.copyrightThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
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dc.subject.ysoyrittäjyys
dc.subject.ysoyrittäjyyskasvatus
dc.subject.ysoopiskelijat
dc.subject.ysokorkea-asteen koulutus
dc.subject.ysoyritykset
dc.subject.ysoasenteet
dc.subject.ysoyrittäjät
dc.subject.ysomatkailu
dc.subject.ysokorkeakoulut
dc.subject.ysoentrepreneurship
dc.subject.ysoentrepreneurship education
dc.subject.ysostudents
dc.subject.ysotertiary education
dc.subject.ysoenterprises
dc.subject.ysoattitudes
dc.subject.ysoentrepreneurs
dc.subject.ysotourism
dc.subject.ysoinstitutions of higher education


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