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Staff perspectives on enterprise culture - A tale of two colleges 2011-2016

Brew-Riverson, Irene; (2021) Staff perspectives on enterprise culture - A tale of two colleges 2011-2016. Doctoral thesis (Ed.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

A great deal has been written particularly about enterprise and entrepreneurship education and small businesses, but very little research has been undertaken into enterprise culture on an institutional level in educational establishments. My thesis, based on a series of qualitative interviews conducted in 2016, gives staff in two FE colleges the opportunity to reflect upon enterprise culture. The multi-level ecological framework developed by Hodgson and Spours is used to provide a means of considering the international, national, local and institutional over-lapping components of the FE system as a whole. This is the first study of its kind and concentrates on gaining an understanding of how staff at various levels define enterprise culture, how enterprise culture manifests itself on a day to day basis and the consequences of these cultures in FE colleges. The framework on types of enterprise culture developed by the sociologist Ritchie is coupled with the rituals and routines, stories and symbols dimensions of the Cultural Web from Johnson and Scholes to analyse the views of staff within the case study institutions. The research undertaken has allowed me to highlight what facilitates success in undertaking enterprise activity as well as what works against successful engagement in FE colleges. The deductive approach taken to data analysis has enabled me to put together a simple model that can support FE colleges who seek to develop a framework that aids their engagement with enterprise-related projects and activities.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ed.D
Title: Staff perspectives on enterprise culture - A tale of two colleges 2011-2016
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2021. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
Keywords: Enterprise, Enterprise culture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10126874
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