A method for analyzing learning outcomes of teams, which develop a business model

Kauppinen, A, Belousova, O, Paloniemi, K and Groen, A 2016, 'A method for analyzing learning outcomes of teams, which develop a business model', in Proceedings of the RENT XXX 30th Anniversary of the RENT Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 16-18 November 2016, pp. 1-37.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A method for analyzing learning outcomes of teams, which develop a business model
Author(s) Kauppinen, A
Belousova, O
Paloniemi, K
Groen, A
Year 2016
Conference name "Innovation, Relational Networks, Technology and Knowledge Transfer as Drivers of Global Competitiveness"
Conference location Antwerp, Belgium
Conference dates 16-18 November 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the RENT XXX 30th Anniversary of the RENT Conference
Publisher Rent Conference
Place of publication Antwerp, Belgium
Start page 1
End page 37
Total pages 37
Abstract Objectives - The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding and practice of action-based learning (AL) from an educator's point of view by exploring how positive and negative emotions by a teacher stimulate or impede advancement in business development among early stage nascent entrepreneurs. As a result, we offer a method to study entrepreneurship education in the AL-setting. Prior Work - Prior research suggests that emotions are crucial for learning, enabling better memorizing, keeping one's concentration in the topic, and focusing on a particular action. Action-based learning, especially in bootcamp type of education, deals with a lot of emotions, but that has so far not been extensively studied. Approach - We apply a novel narrative approach, by analyzing four types of narratives: nascent entrepreneurs' pitch-narratives, narratives that these teams produced when preparing these pitches, educator's narratives, and comments given by focal teams' coaches and mentors. Two content analysis studies (qualitative and quantitative) were conducted to reveal the mechanisms of influence between the emotions communicated by educators and advancement of business content of these teams' pitches. Results - We developed a rating model for entrepreneurship education, which includes seven elements through which an educator can both monitor how nascent entrepreneur teams develop their business and how they achieved the learning goal of the event. We also found that positive emotions communicated by an educator had an inverted U-shaped effect on nascent entrepreneur teams' business content in their pitches. Implications - Our implications offer a research method for the entrepreneurship education field, which details entrepreneurship educator's input for nascent entrepreneur teams' pitches. We suggest that the positive emotions encourage nascent entrepreneurs in their business model development up until a certain level. More precisely, we contribute to the entr
Subjects Entrepreneurship
ISSN 2219-5572
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