Entrepreneurial teaching design: does it work? a case study

  • Sandra Dias Faria Universidade dos Açores, Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Advance/CSG, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Maria Tiago Universidade dos Açores, Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, CEEAplA - Centro de Estudos de Economia Aplicada do Atlântico
  • Josélia Fonseca Universidade dos Açores, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas


Across-the-board, promoting entrepreneurship education is one of the main arguments for stimulating the economic growth on regional, national and international levels (Black, 2003; Hisrich, 2003; Nieuwenhuizen & Groenewald, 2008). Entrepreneurship education is said to foster job creation; therefore, entrepreneurship has been recognized as the answer to the unemployment problematic (Zamberi Ahmad, 2013). Entrepreneurial education is also recognized as the process of providing individuals with the ability to recognize profitable opportunities and the insight, self‐esteem, knowledge, and skills to act on them (Jones & English, 2004). This article is focused on the design of a teaching program called Entrepreneurship Triple Helix, designed within the scope of the curricular unit of Entrepreneurship offered at the University of the Azores.