Alexandros Kakouris

Alexandros Kakouris
University of Peloponnese | UOP · Department of Management Science and Technology

Phd

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Introduction
I am Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at Management Science and Technology department of the University of Peloponnese in Greece.

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Publications (66)
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Special Issue "Entrepreneurship Education: Challenged and Challenging" - Call for papers https://www.mdpi.com/journal/education/special_issues/8OSTB3VOTU
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This mini track will focus on entrepreneurship education, a field of significant growth in entrepreneurship research. The track seeks to draw upon global perspectives for entrepreneurship education, in particular considering the interdisciplinary nature this education provides. After an initial period of fostering the entrepreneurial mindset, entre...
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Στην παρούσα θεωρητική μελέτη παρουσιάζονται οι τρεις βασικές μορφές εκπαίδευσης στην επιχειρηματικότητα (περί, για, διαμέσου) όπως αυτές έχουν διαμορφωθεί διεθνώς κατά τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες. Στη συνέχεια συζητείται πώς οι μορφές αυτές απαντούν στις αντίστοιχες Ευρωπαϊκές πολιτικές για την εκπαίδευση αυτή και τέλος παρουσιάζεται το τρέχον Ευρωπα...
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Entrepreneurship educators seek innovative teaching in entrepreneurship in order to engage youth populations in venturing by instilling them the entrepreneurial mindset whilst the contemporary progression of entrepreneurship education encompasses its embedded form to other discipline curricula. At a Greek central university, such courses are massiv...
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The question that motivates the present study is whether entrepreneurship educators confront the context where entrepreneurship education is implemented. Recent studies indicate that homogenisation of entrepreneurial methods has occurred over time promoting a monolithic conception of innovation-driven start-ups, often technological, as a prototype...
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See https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/94CZX18CGP Deadline: 31 January 2023 Description: A growing number of social and environmental issues and challenges have become imperatives for businesses, governments and the international community. A global movement to encourage businesses to pay more attention to their social and e...
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After two decades of significantly increased implementation of entrepreneurial courses in worldwide universities, and the diffusion of entrepreneurship in all learning settings, a theoretical reflection on teaching methods is timely for the tertiary level. The chapter focuses on teaching entrepreneurship to undergraduates under the Vygotskian socio...
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For a long time, a common ingredient of management education has been the use of case studies of real companies describing real circumstances. Thus, entrepreneurship education which draws upon the traditional business paradigm is based on real case studies to a large extent. Alternatively to the previous dominant stream of teaching, the present art...
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Το παρόν άρθρο αποτελεί ένα συνδυασμό κειμένου πολιτικής και ερευνητικής εργασίας καθώς, με βάση πρωτογενή στοιχεία, αναπτύσσει την κατάσταση της Επαγγελματικής Εκπαίδευσης και Κατάρτισης (εφεξής ΕΕΚ) για την Κοινωνική και Αλληλέγγυα Οικονομία (εφεξής ΚΑλΟ) και διερευνά τα συναφή εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα ως βασικό μηχανισμό υποστήριξης της ΚΑλΟ στη...
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This mini track will focus on entrepreneurship education, a field of significant growth in entrepreneurship research. The track seeks to draw upon global perspectives for entrepreneurship education, in particular considering the interdisciplinary nature this education provides. After an initial period of fostering the entrepreneurial mindset, entre...
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Entrepreneurship is taught in diverse settings addressed to various audiences. The role of creativity is generally thought to be beneficial for innovation; however, certain concerns may emerge depending on the context in which entrepreneurship is taught. For example, critical questions may arise in classrooms where entrepreneurship is encountered i...
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Universities are increasingly looking at entrepreneurship as a way to bridge theory and practice. This is important in these challenging times when unexpected events and occurrences take place. It is becoming more important for universities to respond in an entrepreneurial manner to new trends to capitalise on learning and research opportunities. T...
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Purpose This study aims to develop insights on how national culture, gender and field of study can influence the impact of entrepreneurship education toward the development of entrepreneurial intention. Design/methodology/approach The entrepreneurship education project gathered data from over 18,000 undergraduate student responses, spanning over 7...
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Entrepreneurship education has been initiated in higher education, especially Business Schools, as part of the curriculum but it is currently expanding to both pre- and post-university settings. It also encounters a split from academic environments to informal ones. At the crossroads of materializing educational needs in modern socioeconomic enviro...
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The world has seen several waves of economic crises, which have had a severe impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such as the Great Depression of the 1930s, the financial crisis in the late 2000s and, most recently, the global COVID-19, because they strip SMEs from their much needed resources. Prior research suggests that SMEs use b...
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This conceptual article aims to stimulate the educational discussion in entrepreneurship by identifying instructional differences among the three modes of entrepreneurship education, that is, the so-called “about,” “for,” and “through.” Based on a common understanding of instructional design, restricted to knowledge, skills, attitudes and inclusive...
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Entrepreneurial thinking has been the main objective for entrepreneurship education, career counselling and consultancy. But, is entrepreneurial thinking (i.e., mindset) a homogenous and unique construct? The many types of ventures and the many forms of entrepreneuring indicate diversity on how individuals perceive the phenomenon and its associated...
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Studies regarding the formation of the entrepreneurial intention have revealed its dependence on entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Further to self-efficacy beliefs, the present article discusses the theoretical framework of a research in progress which aims to enrich the individual’s belief structures with the ASKO typology for entrepreneurial success...
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The article examines the concept of entrepreneurial identity in different cultural contexts. Identity refers to the individual's self-perception of the entrepreneurial role as well as possession of similar aspirations. Based on data from the Entrepreneurship Education Project (EEP), identity is studied across seven different countries (Brazil, Colo...
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Entrepreneurship education undergoes a growing phase with numerous courses and programs provided worldwide. Entrepreneurship is also extensively studied in order to attain its own theory. Evidently, disperse outcomes from diverse entrepreneurial courses, either formal or informal, are observed. The article adopts dialectics aiming to conceptually a...
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Entrepreneurship education and its evaluation appear complex due to the large spectrum of parameters and methods that affect its implementation and objectives. Hence, disperse outcomes from diverse entrepreneurial courses are expected. Inter-comparisons between courses’ outcomes are yet unclear lacking a commonly accepted framework for the represen...
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This article evaluates the learning environment of a joint distance learning postgraduate programme in entrepreneurship between the University of Peloponnese and the Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese in Greece. Following the Illeris’ theory for learning, factors from the content, incentives and environment learning dimensions are e...
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Entrepreneurship education undergoes a continuously expanding phase for the last twenty years. Emanated from Business Schools in both US and Europe in 90s, fostering the entrepreneurial mindset penetrates now the curricula of the vast majority of academic institutes across the globe. It also tends to exceed the academic milieu leaking into informal...
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The aim of this article is to observe the expected 'gender gap' in entrepreneurship in Greece. Drawing upon entrepreneurial literature which has revealed certain differences between male and female entrepreneurs, or prospective entrepreneurs and the wide fostering of the entrepreneurial mindset through formal or informal educational settings during...
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The aim of this article is to observe the expected ‘gender gap’ in entrepreneurship in Greece. Drawing upon entrepreneurial literature which has revealed certain differences between male and female entrepreneurs, or prospective entrepreneurs and the wide fostering of the entrepreneurial mindset through formal or informal educational settings during...
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The present thesis deals with the opportunity perception in entrepreneurship as a part of the more general opportunity identification, discovery or creation processes. The question that motivates the current empirical research is in what way individual differences, and especially the learning style, differentiate people exposed in market clues of t...
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The aim of this chapter is to examine the way in which small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adapt their financial and operational planning in order to develop green entrepreneurship. This is examined through two different practices which may be followed by companies: policies and strategies that lead enterprises to energy upgrade and policies...
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The present survey examines the 'gender gap' in entrepreneurship for a Greek sample of 70 respondents aged from 25 to 60 years old. Based on previous studies, seven research hypotheses are tested toward gender differences in entrepreneurship. The expected prevalence of male entrepreneurs, or nascent entrepreneurs, was validated as well as the elimi...
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The present survey examines the effect of the learning style in the entrepreneurial opportunity recognition process. Drawing upon the notion of 'learning asymmetries', results from an online experiment, where respondents of different learning style assess pre-given opportunities, are presented and discussed. It naturally emerges from the present da...
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Entrepreneurship education is observed as expanding in both academic and informal settings. Drawing on the Business Schools paradigm, relevant courses deliver contiguous knowledge and competencies applicable to new business creation based on cognitive and experiential instruction. Germane studies explore the entrepreneurial intention of trainees as...
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Entrepreneurship education is an evolving field that confronts obstacles due to fragmentation issues and eclectic approaches that have to be resolved utilising robust educational theories and tools able to intrude effectively the entrepreneurial research discourse. Entrepreneurial learning is also the outcome of education and an unequivocal compone...
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Entrepreneurship education has been an expanding type of education worldwide for the last decades. Entrepreneurial courses are thought to enhance the entrepreneurial self-efficacy along with other entrepreneurial skills and attitudes. In Greece, entrepreneurial courses have been offered interdisciplinary from 2005. The present study examines the en...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify entrepreneurial conceptions and beliefs of Greek graduates, comparing science and economics graduates and nascent entrepreneurs to general population samples. Differences in conceptions are further examined as determinants of entrepreneurial intention. Design/methodology/approach – The paper utiliz...
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Entrepreneurship has been a key element of the Europe 2020 strategic plan for the European integration. Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan is the relevant agenda of the EU Enterprise and Industry directorate. In this article, we firstly present, in brief, the evolution of entrepreneurship as a field of research and its relevant education. The emerge...
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In the present conceptual article, we draw upon the notions of entrepreneurial opportunity and learning style to discuss a research question, and the corresponding theoretical framework, for an online experiment. The research question concerns how individuals seize different types of opportunities (e.g., Ardichvili, Cardozo & Ray), while the propos...
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The present paper aims to address an instructional perspective for entrepreneurship courses introduced to lifelong learners. The new approach combines critical thinking with experiential learning in a common framework able to facilitate entrepreneurship education for various heterogeneous populations through lifelong learning or vocational training...
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Entrepreneurial learning is thought experiential. In addition, many scholars emphasise on the importance of reflection processes during the experiential learning cycles. Reflection is the key-process for meaning-making of experience adopted from practice. Entrepreneurial courses are usually driven by business plan tasks which emulate the way that e...
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In this teaching case we illustrate an example where we aim to trigger critical reflection in entrepreneurship courses through analysis of art. Α 3-step example is presented along with the students’ reaction on it. The approach, the example and the outcomes are discussed in the context of experiential entrepreneurship education.
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Is discontinuous learning encapsulated in transformative learning theory? Reviewing the Kuhnian core of perspective transformation.
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Considering real-life entrepreneurship as a learning process, corresponding study and teaching requires inclusion of higher-order learning beyond the customary experiential one. Higher-order learning involves meta-cognitive capacities and its essential role has been highlighted in both individualistic and organisational level. Effective teaching of...
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Entrepreneurial learning is fundamentally experiential. According to Minniti and Bygrave (2001), entrepreneurs essay their options based on observations of real parameters of the market. In this way, they “learn” a market situation, react and modify their decisions relying on gradually verified expectations. Experiential learning has also been desc...
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The present article presents a case of adult training which aims to induce informal praxis across public agencies in Greece. The trainer adopted critical thinking practices to foster self-activation for high rank employees of public agencies toward confrontation with emerging difficulties due to the financial crisis of the country. The method is ba...
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Entrepreneurial education has been very new to establish its own pedagogical methods and optimal outcomes. The current conceptual work seeks to discuss deviations in teaching from the usually adopted experiential learning to action learning based on critical reflection. Such a shift is expected to broaden the horizon of implementations.
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Entrepreneurship education is a new field which expands interdisciplinary in higher education. Entrepreneurship lacks an autonomous theoretical framework. Consequently, it is fostered through experiential learning techniques. The majority of entrepreneurial courses are based on collaborative business planning facilitated by business games. Such gam...
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The vast majority of research on entrepreneurship education reveals its experiential nature. Under the lack of a consistent theory of entrepreneurship, an individual learns as (s)he ‘does’. Educators actually facilitate the practice of trainees which leads them to obtain knowledge, to cultivate skills and it may also alter their attitudes towards b...
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The complex phenomenon of entrepreneurship is thought as generally divided to its exogenous and endogenous parts. The former concerns the existing market structure which incubates entrepreneurial opportunities while the latter concerns the human potential that habitually acts entrepreneurially. The socio-economic environment also shapes certain bel...
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The Antikythera Mechanism is the most sophisticated extant ancient astronomical instrument and analogue computer known and was assembled sometime between 150 and 100 BCE, almost a century after the death of Archimedes. The mechanism has a great educational potential as it appeals to inquiring minds as an astonishing artefact of science and technolo...
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decade in Europe. At the Higher Education level in Greece, counseling services on business venturing are provided by the career offices at the Greek universities. In the present article, entrepreneurial encouragement is jointly discussed with vocational guidance focusing on gender differences. After a short introduction to current aspects of entrep...
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Tο Συμβουλευτικό Κέντρο Φοιτητών του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών (Ε.Κ.Π.Α.) ιδρύθηκε με Πρυτανική Πράξη τον Οκτώβριο του 1990 και λειτουργεί από τον Ιανουάριο του 1992. Το 2002 έλαβε επίσημα το χαρακτήρα του Εργαστηρίου του Τομέα Ψυχολογίας του Τμήματος Φιλοσοφίας, Παιδαγωγικής και Ψυχολογίας, με την επωνυμία «Εργαστήριο Ψυχολογ...
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In the present paper, we theoretically elaborate on advancing distance learning methods for a future ‘train the trainers’ phase in entrepreneurial education in Greece. This type of learning is highly accommodative to the interdisciplinary perspectives of the desired skills to be fostered (creativity, initiative, self-confidence, etc), to temporal/s...

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