Entrepreneurial University: A Case Study of De La Salle Araneta University in the Philippines


The results of this study will benefit De La Salle Araneta University in the Philippines, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and its policy makers. It provided DLSAU with insights regarding their present status as an entrepreneurial university and consequently serves as basis for strategic planning. Other HEIs will gain valuable insights regarding entrepreneurial university in the Philippine setting that can help in institutional planning. The larger task that was taken on this research is to assess the DLSAU entrepreneurial system through creation of a prototype framework focusing on the institution viability towards an entrepreneurial university. Using the seven areas to determine if the university is an entrepreneurial university, the study conducted revealed that the said university partly was able to comply. Using the institute's contextualization of the areas as guiding framework for entrepreneurial university, the said university may not be considered an entrepreneurial university due to the partial or total absence of the compliance for the said areas. Case study was used as research design. Research material sources include individual interviews, direct observations, and physical artifacts documented through transcription, voice recording and pictures taken, reference materials from the university archives and library.This research is both relevant and timely as it explores ways in which an entrepreneurial university can embed an authentic entrepreneurial model within DLSAU's education systems. The researchers took an expansive view of an entrepreneurial university as the 'practice of creating, finding and acting on opportunities to create value' that can apply equally to other realms outside the business.

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Dary E. Dacanay, Ateneo De Manila University, The Philippines
Fe Jocelyn G. Dioquino, De La Salle University - Manila, The Philippines
Dante J. Sauquillo, Mapua Institute of Technology - Manila, The Philippines

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Conference: ACEID2016
Stream: Education for sustainable development

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