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Cross Border Virtual Entrepreneurship: Design of Flexible Entrepreneurship Courses for Versatile Student Delivery

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Author(s): Cornelis Adrianus (Kees-Jan) van Dorp & A. Herrero de Egaña Espinosa de los Monteros

Journal: International Journal of Business Research and Management
ISSN 2180-2165

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship | Virtual Business Planning | Business Training | Open and Distance Education.

ABSTRACT
Cross Border Virtual Entrepreneurship (CBVE) refers to a Multilateral European project, whichhas been co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Theobjective of CBVE has been to improve the entrepreneurship competence of students throughopen and flexible, didactically-innovative and pedagogically-rich learning approaches. The projecthas aimed to strengthen structured entrepreneurial training opportunities and external networkliaisons, in particular there where flexible learning approaches could be utilised to reach out tomore diverse target groups. The CBVE project has resulted in an incubating (virtual) businessplanningenvironment, as well as an off-campus Masterclass entrepreneurship in English,Hungarian, Estonian, Italian and Spanish. Apart from the Internet, the multilingual Masterclasshas also been broadcasted through the (free-on-air) satellite infrastructure RAI NETTUNNOSAT1, across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and across NorthAmerica.
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