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
ByKarin Berglund, Karen Verduijn

chapter 1|16 pages

Education or exploitation?

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

part 41II|56 pages

On evoking

chapter 2|19 pages

Entrepreneurship in societal change

Students as reflecting entrepreneurs?
ByJessica Lindbergh, Birgitta Schwartz

chapter 3|20 pages

The reflexivity grid

Exploring conscientization in entrepreneurship education
ByLeona Achtenhagen, Bengt Johannisson

chapter 4|15 pages

From entrepreneurship to entrepreneuring

Transforming healthcare education
ByHanna Jansson, Madelen Lek, Cormac McGrath

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
ByPam Seanor

chapter 6|18 pages

Conceptual activism

Entrepreneurship education as a philosophical project
ByChristian Garmann Johnsen, Lena Olaison, Bent Meier Sørensen

part 137IV|60 pages

On challenging

chapter 7|19 pages

Bringing gender in

The promise of critical feminist pedagogy
BySally Jones

chapter 8|20 pages

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial self

Creating alternatives through entrepreneurship education?
ByAnnika Skoglund, Karin Berglund

chapter 9|19 pages

Between critique and affirmation

An interventionist approach to entrepreneurship education
ByBernhard Resch, Patrizia Hoyer, Chris Steyaert

part 197V|31 pages

On dialogues

chapter 10|12 pages

Moving entrepreneurship

ByKaren Verduijn

chapter 11|17 pages

On vulnerability and possibility in critical entrepreneurship education

Mutual learning between students and teachers
ByAnna Wettermark, André Kårfors, Oskar Lif, Alice Wickström, Sofie Wiessner, Karin Berglund

chapter |7 pages


Critical entrepreneurship education: a form of resistance to McEducation?
ByUlla Hytti