This chapter assesses a comprehensive and ongoing dynamic entrepreneurship education program at Waseda University to provide new insights on ways to promote entrepreneurship in countries such as Japan with low-level entrepreneurial activity but high-level industrialization. The Waseda program is at the leading edge of entrepreneurship education, as its unique design generates diverse student team dynamism and creates cross-disciplinary collaboration involving the entire university and external institutions. The success factors include: (a) synergistic effects of the university across science, humanities, and social science departments; (b) provision of a curriculum that grants credits to students from all disciplines; and (c) intermediate organizations that coordinate and promote collaboration among departments. Moreover, the Waseda University-led consortium nurtures strong social capital, which is an essential element in creating an innovation ecosystem comprising people, infrastructure, economic assets, and an enabling environment.
|Title of host publication||Innovation in Global Entrepreneurship Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Teaching Entrepreneurship in Practice|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|