Since I am in a Ph.D program for management, I started this assignment with googled “journal education management”. Unfortunately, this field had a same problem with “history” researchers. Google could not distinguish “management education” and “management of education”. Therefore, as a next step, I googled “journal education entrepreneurship”. I chose an articled titled “The Chronology and Intellectual Trajectory of American Entrepreneurship Education”, authored by Jerome A. Katz.
According to Rick Reis’s category, this article is “exploratory study”, that seeks the prospects for and the impacts of entrepreneurship education for the 21st century. Though, it was not straightforward educational method research, I found few interesting facts from this article, regarding entrepreneurship education.
Firstly, the field of entrepreneurship is interdisciplinary, in comparison with other fields. According to Katz, the collection of academic disciplines include following: entrepreneurship, new venture creation, entrepreneurial finance, small business, family business, free enterprise, private enterprise, high-technology business, new product development, microenterprise development, applied economic development, professional practice studies, women’s entrepreneurship , minority entrepreneurship and ethnic entrepreneurship. This fact makes creating entrepreneurship curriculum very difficult.
Secondly, though quantity of entrepreneurship course is increasing, the faculty position in this field is not increasing. Though number of entrepreneurship related journals is increasing, most of journals are not qualified as a journal for tenure track evaluation. Again, this is caused to the interdisciplinary feature of this field. Therefore, the number of tenured faculty in this field is not expanding enough as needed. High proportion of entrepreneurship courses are taught by practitioners & lecturers.
As conclusion, I found that entrepreneurship education field reached to maturity, and interesting practices are increasing outside of the US. How can we learn the best practice from outside of the US is key issue.