Papers

European Conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Language of Successful Entrepreneurs

March 19, 2018

A recent study published by the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship found that an entrepreneurial mindset is not a personality trait, which is relatively fixed, but can be learned and adopted. After studying successful entrepreneurs, the journal defines the entrepreneurial mindset at a high level while breaking down the key components behind it. Download…

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Born to Choose: The Origins and Value of the Need for Control

February 20, 2018

Locus of control and self-efficacy are two key constructs behind the entrepreneurial mindset. And, our power to choose (to express a preference or assert one’s self) reinforces our perception of control and self-efficacy. In this significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, NIH confirms that the belief in one’s ability to achieve their goals and…

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Oamk LABs practices for bridging work life 21th century skills and higher education

January 19, 2018

“What if education were less about acquiring skills and knowledge and more about cultivating the dispositions and habits of mind that students will need for a lifetime learning, problem solving and decision making? What if education were less concerned with end-of-year exam and more concerned with who students become as a result of their schooling?…

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World Economic Forum: The Global Human Capital Report 2017

September 15, 2017

How nations develop their human capital can be a more important determinant of their long-term success than virtually any other factor. The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing their human capital on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) across four thematic dimensions and five distinct…

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World Economic Forum: The Future of Jobs

Disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years. Many of the major drivers of transformation currently affecting global industries are expected to have a significant impact on jobs, ranging from significant job creation to job displacement, and from heightened labour productivity to widening skills gaps.…

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