Background: The consequences of the recent economic crisis have shown the need for promoting certain key skills in future entrepreneurs to create enterprises that are capable of producing added value, generating employment and remaining solvent or growing in a competitive and highly volatile environment. Therefore, the issue is not simply a matter of creating more businesses, but rather, a model based on organizations with strong sustainable values in the long term. Methods: The originality and new approach of this article is to establish, through an empirical approach, the link between the entrepreneurial skills and environmental and social commitment in times of crisis. Based on the analysis of a questionnaire answered by MBA students and using structural equation modelling, the relation between entrepreneurial skills, social and environment commitment are tested. Results: The statistical analysis proved the existence of a positive relation between entrepreneurs' skills and environmental and social commitment pointing out the importance of sustainability commitment as a source of high added value activities. Conclusion: The paper demonstrates that investing in the promotion of entrepreneurial skills in education systems has positive effects on how future entrepreneurs will manage their firms. Therefore, this sustainably depends on the present education policies.

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Buil Fabreg, Marian; Aznar Alarcn, Juan Pedro; Galiana , Jorge ; Rocafort Nicolau, Alba

An explanatory study of MBA students with regards to sustainability and ethics commitment

03/2016
Background: The consequences of the recent economic crisis have shown the need for promoting certain key skills in future entrepreneurs to create enterprises that are capable of producing added value, generating employment and remaining solvent or growing in a competitive and highly volatile environment. Therefore, the issue is not simply a matter of creating more businesses, but rather, a model based on organizations with strong sustainable values in the long term. Methods: The originality and new approach of this article is to establish, through an empirical approach, the link between the entrepreneurial skills and environmental and social commitment in times of crisis. Based on the analysis of a questionnaire answered by MBA students and using structural equation modelling, the relation between entrepreneurial skills, social and environment commitment are tested. Results: The statistical analysis proved the existence of a positive relation between entrepreneurs' skills and environmental and social commitment pointing out the importance of sustainability commitment as a source of high added value activities. Conclusion: The paper demonstrates that investing in the promotion of entrepreneurial skills in education systems has positive effects on how future entrepreneurs will manage their firms. Therefore, this sustainably depends on the present education policies.
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An explanatory study of MBA students with regards to sustainability and ethics commitment
Buil Fabreg, Marian; Aznar Alarcn, Juan Pedro; Galiana , Jorge ; Rocafort Nicolau, Alba
Sustainability
Vol. 8, n 3 (280), 03/2016, p. 1 - 13

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