Within mainstream scholarship, it’s assumed without question that entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education are desirable and positive economic activities. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches and political-philosophical perspectives, critical entrepreneurship studies has emerged to ask the questions which this assumption obscures.

Students of entrepreneurship need to understand why and how entrepreneurship is seen as a moral force which can solve social problems or protect the environment, or even to tackle political problems. It is time to evaluate how such contributions and insights have entered our classrooms. How much – if any – critical discussion and insight enters our classrooms? How do we change when students demand to be taught "how to do it", not to be critical or reflexive?

If educators are to bring alternative perspectives into the classroom, it will entail a new way of thinking. There is a need to share ideas and practical approaches, and that is what the contributions to this volume aim to do and to illuminate new ways forward in entrepreneurship education.

part 1I|40 pages

Setting the scene

chapter |22 pages


Challenges for entrepreneurship education

chapter 1|16 pages

Education or exploitation?

Reflecting on the entrepreneurial university and the role of the entrepreneurship educator

part 41II|56 pages

On evoking

chapter 2|19 pages

Entrepreneurship in societal change

Students as reflecting entrepreneurs?

chapter 3|20 pages

The reflexivity grid

Exploring conscientization in entrepreneurship education

chapter 4|15 pages

From entrepreneurship to entrepreneuring

Transforming healthcare education

part 97III|40 pages

On moving

chapter 5|20 pages

A space on the side of the road

Creating a space for a critical approach to entrepreneurship

chapter 6|18 pages

Conceptual activism

Entrepreneurship education as a philosophical project

part 137IV|60 pages

On challenging

chapter 7|19 pages

Bringing gender in

The promise of critical feminist pedagogy

chapter 8|20 pages

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial self

Creating alternatives through entrepreneurship education?

chapter 9|19 pages

Between critique and affirmation

An interventionist approach to entrepreneurship education

part 197V|31 pages

On dialogues

chapter |7 pages


Critical entrepreneurship education: a form of resistance to McEducation?