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An examination of entrepreneurship centers in the United States: A national survey
Journal of Small Business Management (2006)
  • Todd A Finkle, The University of Akron
  • Donald F Kuratko, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Michael G Goldsby, Ball State University
Abstract
This study fills a gap in previous research by performing an in-depth analysis of 146 entrepreneurship centers in the United States. This two-part study looks at the characteristics of the entire sample of entrepreneurship centers and then examines the differences between top-ranked centers and nonranked centers. The findings indicate that top-ranked centers have three times as many endowed chairs as non- ranked centers. Top-ranked centers also offer more comprehensive graduate pro- grams. Overall, top-ranked centers have more resources and personnel. The findings of this study will assist students, faculty, staff, administrators, directors, and other stakeholders of entrepreneurship centers.
Keywords
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Entrepreneurship Centers,
  • Curriculum,
  • Ranked,
  • Endowed Chairs,
  • Programs,
  • Trends,
  • Financing,
  • Fundraising,
  • Endownment,
  • Budgets,
  • Entrepreneurship Curriculum,
  • Entrepreneurship Courses,
  • Entrepreneurship Program,
  • Directors,
  • Entrepreneurship Faculty,
  • Higher Education,
  • Startups,
  • Startup
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Todd A Finkle, Donald F Kuratko and Michael G Goldsby. "An examination of entrepreneurship centers in the United States: A national survey" Journal of Small Business Management Vol. 44 Iss. 2 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/todd_finkle/12/