From pedagogy to andragogy: Assessing the impact of social entrepreneurship course syllabi on the Millennial learner

From pedagogy to andragogy: Assessing the impact of social entrepreneurship course syllabi on the Millennial learner

By Jeffrey J. McNally, Panagiotis Piperopoulos, Dianne H. B. Welsh,Thomas Mengel, Maha Tantawy & Nikolaos Papageorgiadis

Originally published online: 13 Nov 2019

ABSTRACT

Although course syllabi serve a variety of important roles in higher education contexts, they are largely overlooked in management education research. We propose that educators can influence the attitudes of learners toward their courses through the andragogical design of learner-centered syllabi, before they even meet with their students in class. We review social entrepreneurship syllabi from universities from around the world. Our findings demonstrate that, over time, there has been a move from instructor-oriented to more learner-centered teaching philosophies. Further, we demonstrate that educators can influence the attitudes of learners toward their courses before classes even begin. Implications for entrepreneurship education theory and practice are discussed.

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From pedagogy to andragogy: Assessing the impact of social entrepreneurship course syllabi on the Millennial learner

The potential of internal social capital in organizations: An assessment of past research and suggestions for the future

By Valeriano Sanchez-Famoso, Amaia Maseda, Txomin Iturralde, Sharon M. Danes & Gloria Aparicio

Originally published online: 13 Nov 2019

ABSTRACT

This study’s purpose was to synthesize the structure and content of the internal social capital (ISC) literature within business management refereed journals from 1989 to 2017 and to propose future directions for study. Performance indicators, bibliographic coupling, and content analysis were used to conduct the literature review. One hundred twenty-eight documents were organized in eight conceptual theme clusters addressing ISC’s definition, structure and behavioral dynamics, function of bonding, capacity building, and culture setting. The review also addressed performance enhancements and constraints that emanate out of ISC processes. In addition, it addressed the unique contextual ISC relevance of the family influence in family businesses. Gaps in the literature are discussed and a series of future research directions are posed for each of the eight thematic clusters that evolved from the literature review analysis.

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