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Students as  Educational Entrepreneurs Katharina Beck oikos President, oikos International [email_address] The oikos Experience of promoting Sustainability at Schools and Faculties of Economics and Management   Martin Herrndorf oikos PhD Fellow, University St.Gallen [email_address] ICERI 2008 – Madrid (Spain), 17-19 November 2008  International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation,
Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
Practicing business sustainability ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Source: Melissa Tritter While the importance of sustainability for the business world grows...
Teaching business sustainability “ by propagating ideologically inspired amoral theories, business schools have actively freed their students from any sense of moral responsibility” Sumantra Ghoshal 2005, AMLE  Sustainability issues are not sufficiently integrated into teaching and learning in management and economics... Management Economics Environmental and sustainability management ‘ Bad’ management theories (Ghoshal 2005) Values and ethics in management Neglect of natural limits (Daly & Farley 2004) Neglect foundations of well-being (Sen 1999) Serve as foundation for management teaching
Students as entrepreneurs ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],S tudents have often taken the initiative to promote sustainability in the curricula of their universities!
Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
Students  as Educational Entrepreneurs Change University Reach fellow students Empower Entrepreneurs Create  awareness Form Institutions Build Capacity oikos
oikos International Drive and Stamina Local University Structure / Context  Awareness raising among fellow students Capacity Building for Entrepreneurship Build institutional support Infrastructure,  Course System Curriculum, Organisation, Operations University / Chapter Model Students  as Educational  Change Agents General Sustainability-related
Internal External Entrepreneurial Mode Managerial Mode Integrate Spin-off Routinise Impulse by member of university Credits / Student Employment Impulse by student / partner Voluntary Engagement Project Model Opportunity Recognition Resource Acquisition / Commitment
Awareness raising among fellow students Capacity  Building for Entrepreneurship Build institutional support Student Projects entre intra Library on sustainability in Bratislava (2006) Lectures on sustainability by teaching staff in Bratislava (since 2006) mixture oikos Engagement Matrix Integrated lecture series in Cologne (2008) Creation of the Institute for Economy and Ecology in St.Gallen (1993) oikos International projects (e.g Winter School) oikos Model WTO (since 2002) oikos Conference (since 1987) Expedition World (2006)
Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Conclusions
Enabling factors Expectations Market structure Resources New Knowledge Students expect to learn about sustainability  Growing market for CSR / sustainability specialists Higher specialisation in university career University reforms leading to higher autonomy. Credit point system allowing more flexible learning schedules More flexible academic careers through bachelor / master system Literature, organisations and speakers on sustainability Corporate and foundation funding for student projects Web 2.0 and social networking, International exchanges and experiences  Sense of urgency regarding sustainability issues (especially climate change, urbanisation and poverty) New paradigms on relationship of business and sustainability
inspire motivate support reward Support Model Winter School Student Award PathFinder Sessions Website and  Publications Project Leadership Programme Project  Development Fund Spring and Autum  Meetings
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Support Example: Winter School
Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
Potential research approaches ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Thank you  for your attention! Martin Herrndorf oikos PhD Fellow, University St.Gallen [email_address]

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Students at educational entrepreneurs

  • 1. Students as Educational Entrepreneurs Katharina Beck oikos President, oikos International [email_address] The oikos Experience of promoting Sustainability at Schools and Faculties of Economics and Management Martin Herrndorf oikos PhD Fellow, University St.Gallen [email_address] ICERI 2008 – Madrid (Spain), 17-19 November 2008 International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation,
  • 2. Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
  • 3. Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
  • 4.
  • 5. Teaching business sustainability “ by propagating ideologically inspired amoral theories, business schools have actively freed their students from any sense of moral responsibility” Sumantra Ghoshal 2005, AMLE Sustainability issues are not sufficiently integrated into teaching and learning in management and economics... Management Economics Environmental and sustainability management ‘ Bad’ management theories (Ghoshal 2005) Values and ethics in management Neglect of natural limits (Daly & Farley 2004) Neglect foundations of well-being (Sen 1999) Serve as foundation for management teaching
  • 6.
  • 7. Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
  • 8. Students as Educational Entrepreneurs Change University Reach fellow students Empower Entrepreneurs Create awareness Form Institutions Build Capacity oikos
  • 9. oikos International Drive and Stamina Local University Structure / Context Awareness raising among fellow students Capacity Building for Entrepreneurship Build institutional support Infrastructure, Course System Curriculum, Organisation, Operations University / Chapter Model Students as Educational Change Agents General Sustainability-related
  • 10. Internal External Entrepreneurial Mode Managerial Mode Integrate Spin-off Routinise Impulse by member of university Credits / Student Employment Impulse by student / partner Voluntary Engagement Project Model Opportunity Recognition Resource Acquisition / Commitment
  • 11. Awareness raising among fellow students Capacity Building for Entrepreneurship Build institutional support Student Projects entre intra Library on sustainability in Bratislava (2006) Lectures on sustainability by teaching staff in Bratislava (since 2006) mixture oikos Engagement Matrix Integrated lecture series in Cologne (2008) Creation of the Institute for Economy and Ecology in St.Gallen (1993) oikos International projects (e.g Winter School) oikos Model WTO (since 2002) oikos Conference (since 1987) Expedition World (2006)
  • 12. Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Conclusions
  • 13. Enabling factors Expectations Market structure Resources New Knowledge Students expect to learn about sustainability Growing market for CSR / sustainability specialists Higher specialisation in university career University reforms leading to higher autonomy. Credit point system allowing more flexible learning schedules More flexible academic careers through bachelor / master system Literature, organisations and speakers on sustainability Corporate and foundation funding for student projects Web 2.0 and social networking, International exchanges and experiences Sense of urgency regarding sustainability issues (especially climate change, urbanisation and poverty) New paradigms on relationship of business and sustainability
  • 14. inspire motivate support reward Support Model Winter School Student Award PathFinder Sessions Website and Publications Project Leadership Programme Project Development Fund Spring and Autum Meetings
  • 15.
  • 16. Content Introduction and Background Models and examples of student entrepreneurs Supporting student entrepreneurs Outlook
  • 17.
  • 18. Thank you for your attention! Martin Herrndorf oikos PhD Fellow, University St.Gallen [email_address]