The role of work-integrated learning in the development of entrepreneurs

Pretti, T.J., Parrott, P.A.W., Hoskyn, K., Fannon, A.M., Church, D. and Arsenault, C. (2020) The role of work-integrated learning in the development of entrepreneurs. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 21 (4). pp. 451-466.

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This study explored the ways that work-integrated learning (WIL) influences the development of entrepreneurs. Seven alumni from Canada and the United Kingdom, who experienced differing forms of WIL during their degree, participated in qualitative in-depth interviews and provided rich pictures. A rich picture is a pictorial representation of a situation, including what happened, who was involved, how the participant perceived the situation. During the interviews, participants reflected on how WIL impacted their career and they created rich pictures to depict their perception of an entrepreneur and what influenced them to become an entrepreneur. Several important themes emerged and included seizing opportunities, thinking “outside the box,” being resilient during difficult times, and the importance of networks. The influence of WIL was important for all participants and provided the framework of support that enabled the participants to manage difficult times and turn disruption into opportunity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COVID-19, work-integrated learning, entrepreneurship, rich picture, resilience
Divisions: Food, Land and Agribusiness Management
Depositing User: Mrs Rachael Harper
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 15:43
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 11:30

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