The Place of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education - Present State and Perspectives

Author:Iga Kott, Wioletta Skibinska, Katarzyna Szymczyk, Izabella Turek
Pages:76-84
SUMMARY

Entrepreneurship is one of the main driving forces of the national economies. In Poland, more and more jobs are created in private enterprises, set up and running by entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are characterized as people, which seize the opportunity to act, have higher self-esteem and a greater sense of control over their lives, and they, usually become successful people. This causes a... (see full summary)

 
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European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2015
76
Entrepreneurial Higher Education and Economic Progress
The Place of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Present State and
Perspectives
Iga Kott1, Wioletta Skibińska2, Katarzyna Szymczyk3, Izabella Turek4
Abstract: Entrepreneurship is one of the main driving forces of the national economies. In Poland, more and
more jobs are created in private enterprises, set up and running by entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are
characterized as people, which seize the opportunity to act, have higher self-esteem and a greater sense of
control over their lives, and they, usually become successful people. This causes a widespread conviction,
that the promotion of entrepreneurship, may result in maximizing the success of both, individual and in the
scale of the national economy as well. Therefore, it becomes important to develop standards in the field of
entrepreneurship education, the greater numbers of people would have been able to achieve a professional
success. This article presents the essence of the entrepreneurship and the role of education, in
entrepreneurship’s excitation or strengthening. Also a practical example of the implementation of these
provisions by one of the Polish Universities - Czestochowa University of Technology, is presented.
Keywords: entrepreneurship; students; education; schools; company
1 Introduction
Entrepreneurship is rather a special feature assigned to the human species, this feature, in a market
economy, can be fully developed, enabling the achievement of professional success or achieve the
state of complete satisfaction with the work as a self-employed. As an individual characteristic,
entrepreneurship is the force uniting various resources, aiming to start running own business, and then,
are (resources) are multiplied, bringing significant profits.
As a concept, entrepreneurship is characterized by ambiguity, and the literature on this issue, there are
many definitions, that describe entrepreneurship in various ways (Duda & Kukla, 2011):
1 PhD., Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland, Address: Dabrowskiego 69,
42-201, Czestochowa, Poland, Tel.: +48 34 3250 388, E-mail: igakott@interia.pl.
2 PhD., Eng., Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland, Address:
Dabrowskiego 69, 42-201, Czestochowa, Poland, Tel.: +48 34 3250 388, E-mail: wskibinska@1co.pl.
3 M.A., Faculty o f Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, P oland, Corresponding author:
kasiaszpl@gmail.com
4 PhD., Eng., Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland, Address:
Dabrowskiego 69, 42-201, Czestochowa, Poland, Tel.: +48 34 3250 388, E-mail: izaturek@o2.pl.

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