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A GLOBAL EXAMINATION OF THE FINANCIAL CHALLENGES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTERS
Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference for Small Business (ICSB) (2010)
  • Todd A Finkle, Gonzaga University
  • Teresa Menzies, Brock University
  • Michael G Goldsby, Ball State University
  • Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University
Abstract
This article fills a need in the entrepreneurship literature by investigating the finances of entrepreneurship centers throughout the world. Three hundred entrepreneurship center directors were surveyed about the various facets of their center’s finances including budgets, fund-raising, contracts, salaries, and seminars/workshops. We received 174 responses for a 58% response rate. The findings go into depth on the specific areas in which centers raise funds for their programs. The results of this research project can be used as a benchmark for the financing and funding of entrepreneurship centers throughout the world.  
Keywords
  • Entrepreneurship Centers,
  • US,
  • International,
  • Directors,
  • Salaries,
  • Finances,
  • Finance,
  • Funding,
  • Budgets,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Entrepreneurship Faculty,
  • Workshops,
  • seminars,
  • fundraising,
  • fund-raising,
  • money,
  • director's salary,
  • endowed chair,
  • Center Budget,
  • Grants,
  • Fellowships
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Finkle, T.A., Menzies, T.V., Goldsby, M., & Kuratko, D. F. (2010). A global examination of the financial challenges of entrepreneurship centers. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference for Small Business (ICSB), 1-39.