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Empowering Entrepreneurship Through Foresight and Innovation: Developing a Theoretical Framework for Empowerment in Enterprise Programs
Vol. Volume 11, Number 3 September/2006

Allan O’ Connor and Jose M. Ramos

This study explores how education and development in the skills and knowledge of foresight, innovation and enterprise (FI and E) relate to the empowerment of young individuals with respect to creating a new venture. In 2003, three groups of young persons aged between 13 and 18 years participated in a program designed for empowerment. An evaluation was conducted nine months later that provided useful insight into the impact of the education design, content and delivery. This research provides deeper insight into the way FI and E education can be used to create empowerment through the derivation of a framework that addresses entry, process and agency factors.