Exploring the outcomes of enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK HEIs: An Excellence Framework perspective

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David Bozward, Matthew Rogers-Draycott, Kelly Smith, Mokuba Mave, Vic Curtis, Chinthaka Aluthgama-Baduge, Rob Moon and Nigel Adams 2022. Exploring the outcomes of enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK HEIs: An Excellence Framework perspective. Industry and Higher Education. pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/09504222221121298
AuthorsDavid Bozward, Matthew Rogers-Draycott, Kelly Smith, Mokuba Mave, Vic Curtis, Chinthaka Aluthgama-Baduge, Rob Moon and Nigel Adams
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate data relating to the outcomes of enterprise and entrepreneurship education (EEE) activity in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). This is achieved via the use of data obtained from the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), the Knowledge Excellence Framework (KEF) and the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey. Overall, the analysis suggests, powerfully, that EEE impacts research, teaching and knowledge exchange in a variety of ways. Firstly, it shows that EEE, in terms of the REF, may be up to 46 times more impactful than other management disciplines. Secondly, with regard to TEF submissions, it highlights a positive relationship between the use of the EEE terms and the award level achieved. Finally, research also demonstrates a link between membership of certain HEI mission groups and improved KEF metrics when compared to the sector averages. There is a clear need to research how to develop successful EEE interventions and demonstrate their impact on the graduate, the university ecosystem and the wider economy. These data sources and methodology have not previously been used to develop a narrative for EEE across a university sector in the UK.

Keywordsenterprise and entrepreneurship education; higher education; REF; TEF; HE-BCI
Year2022
JournalIndustry and Higher Education
Journal citationpp. 1-14
PublisherSAGE Journals
ISSN0950-4222
2043-6858
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/09504222221121298
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1177/09504222221121298
Output statusPublished
Publication dates15 Aug 2022
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Accepted2022
Deposited17 Nov 2022
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