Entrepreneurial Talent Toolkit

This instruments addresses the entrepreneurial talents through a toolkit including 5 specific instruments, each available in five different languages.

  • The Entrepreneurial Traits into Action 
  • The Peer-evaluation Guide
  • The Self-evaluation Guide
  • The Teacher Nomination Guide
  • The Questionaire on students
    entrepreneurial behaviour

The instruments

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The Entrepreneurial Talent Traits Into Action Tool invites you to provide examples of these characteristics. You can refer to your personal stories, your mates’ behaviours or to imagine situations which can illustrate the mentioned characteristics.

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The Peer-evaluation Guide on Students’ Entrepreneurial Talent Characteristics represents an instrument co-created by CoTalent teachers and students, in order to help students to spot their colleagues/ class mates with above average entrepreneurial capacities. The Entrepreneurial characteristics are formulated based on literature review and it is tested and validated. This tool is structured as a nomination guide-list and serves the purpose of screening an entire class of students.

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The Self-evaluation guide on Entrepreneurial Talent Characteristics represents an instrument co-created in the frame of CoTalent project, YouSpotter task group, in order to help students to better appreciate their entrepreneurial capacities and their potential on entrepreneurial capital. The entrepreneurial characteristics, attitudes and behaviours listed in the tool items are formulated based on literature review.

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The Teacher Nomination Guide on Students’ Entrepreneurial Talent Characteristics represents an instrument co-created by CoTalent teachers and students, in order to help teachers to spot students with above average entrepreneurial capacities. The Entrepreneurial characteristics are formulated based on literature review and it is tested and validated. This tool is structured as a nomination guide-list and serves the purpose of screening an entire class of students.

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The Questionnaire Students Entrepreneurial Behaviour is an instrument aiming to help teachers in assessing students on behaviors that are characteristic of potentially talented entrepreneurs. Also, this instrument can guide students for entrepreneurial talent self-evaluation.
This instrument represents a validated measurement scale for entrepreneurial orientation elaborated in an international research context, by Schmidt et al. (2018).

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¹  Serje Schmidt et al. (2018). International Journal of Entrepreneurship. Volume 22, Issue 2, 2018.

Additional sources

Bolton, D.L. & Lane, M.D. (2012). Individual entrepreneurial orientation: Development of a measurement instrument. Education+Training, 54(3), 219-233.

Clayton-Code, K.P. (2012). Entrepreneurs in Kentucky:  exploring secondary students’ economic and entrepreneurial dispositions and knowledge. Citizenship, Social and Economic Education, vol.11, no.3, http:dx.doi.org/10.2304/csee.2012.11.3.235.

Crețu, C.M., Serdenciuc, N.L.  (2018). Axiological landmarks on the profile of a successful entrepreneur in a multicultural society. Students’, teachers’ and entrepreneurs’ perception. published in Editografica Bologna Italy, indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science. (Pp.439-447).  http://www.edlearning.it/proceedings/moreinfo/20180425.htm

Harris, M.L. & Gibson, S.G. (2008). Examining the entrepreneurial attitudes of US business students. Education+Training, 50(7), 568-581.

Kirby, D.A. (2004). Entrepreneurship education: can business schools meet the challenge. Education +Training, vol.46, Issue8/9, 510-519, https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910410569632

Przepiorka, A. (2016). What makes successful entrepreneurs different in temporal and goal-commitment dimensions? Time&Society, vol. 25(1), 40-60, DOI:10.1177/0961463XI5577264, tas.sagepub.com.

Mathews, J. (2008). Entrepreneurial Process: A Personalistic- Cognitive Platform Model. VILKAPA, vol.33, no.3, 17-34.

Schmidt, S., Bohnenberger, M.C., Panizzon, M., Ampessan Marcon, R. S., Toivonen, E., Lampinen, M. (2018). Students Entrepreneurial Behaviour: An Eight-Construct Scale Validation. International Journal of Entrepreneurship Vol: 22 Issue: 2 (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675).

Zhao, H., Seibert, S.E. (2006). The Big Five Personality Dimensions and Entrepreneurial Status: A Meta-Analytical Review. Journal of Applied Psychology Copyright 2006 by the American Psychological Association. 2006, Vol. 91, No. 2, 259–271. DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.91.2.25