Systematic review on sustainable entrepreneurship education (SEE): a framework and analysis, Sarika Sharma, D. Goyal and Archana Singh
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune
Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Shillong
JSPM Narhe Technical Campus, Pune
Purpose: Sustainable entrepreneurship education (SEE) is a field, which mingles two imperative fields of research, sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. This emerging area has gained momentum in recent years, and various quantitative and qualitative studies are carried upon to explore its diverse dimensions, literature remains scattered. This paper aims to explore the holistic picture of SEE by compiling the research articles, through a systematic literature review of prior research studies.
Design/methodology/approach: Two prominent databases are considered, and these databases then are searched with appropriately designed search strings. Based on an exclusion and inclusion criteria developed by the authors, 59 research papers are selected for further investigation. These research papers are then studied rigorously for review and qualitative content analysis.
Findings: A conceptual framework comprising of the areas of these research contributions is proposed as an outcome. This framework provides insights about the existing state and areas of SEE research namely: (1) Institutional framework, (2) Teaching/learning approaches and (3) External interactions and provides further direction for research.
Research limitations/implications: The present study makes a significant contribution both in theoretical and in practical sense. (1) Compiled the extant literature on sustainable entrepreneurship education; (2) Developed a protocol to conduct the systematic review of literature on sustainable entrepreneurship education; (3) Reported the status of research on sustainable entrepreneurship education and proposed a framework on existing work; (4) Presented the emerging topics, issues and challenges that need to be addressed in future research.
Originality/value: This article seeks to present a systematic literature review of the research field on sustainable entrepreneurship education. A review of existing literature in this field would certainly help to advance future research efforts as it presents a comprehensive picture of the status quo of this research field.
Keywords: Sustainable entrepreneurship education; Systematic review; Higher education; Sustainable entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship education; Framework.
Citation: Sharma, S., Goyal, D.P. and Singh, A. (2021), "Systematic review on sustainable entrepreneurship education (SEE): a framework and analysis", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp. 372-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2020-0040