Improving entrepreneurial education through self-regulatory skills

Peter Thomas Bryant

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My research has shown that socio-cognitive self-regulation plays a significant role in decision-making by entrepreneurs. In particular, it suggests that self-regulation is related to the effective use of intuition, heuristics, and the limitation of bias in decision-making. At the same time, educational research has shown that self-regulatory skills are critical for achieving learning outcomes. I explored some of the same self-regulatory skills in my research on entrepreneurial decision-making. In particular, I studied the role of metacognition, self-efficacy, and regulatory focus. In this session I argue that entrepreneurship education and training—especially related to decision-making—can be enhanced by incorporating techniques that improve self-regulation. I present results from my recent research in support of these arguments, and also discuss related opportunities for research and innovative practice in entrepreneurship education and training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NCIIA 2006 annual meeting
Subtitle of host publicationstrengthening the fabric : building capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship
Place of PublicationHadley, Massachusetts
PublisherNational Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventNational Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Meeting (10th : 2006) - Portland, Oregon
Duration: 23 Mar 200625 Mar 2006


ConferenceNational Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Meeting (10th : 2006)
CityPortland, Oregon


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