Education for Enterprise: Disunited Kingdoms

Wednesday, 3 December 1997


Within the United Kingdom there are marked differences in the perceived relationship between education and enterprise. Carnegie’s commitment to education and learning contrasts sharply with the type of views closely identified with people like Alan Sugar and Richard Branson.

This lecture was a part of the series Education for Enterprise.
The economic success of industrial societies is closely linked with the achievements of entrepreneurs. Wedgewood and Arkwight reshaped their worlds as profoundly as Gates and Noyce are reshaping ours. Many achieved their success and built their businesses around their ability to convert opportunities created by advances in knowledge or understanding into new businesses or industries. Despite that link, the relationship between education and enterprise is poorly understood and often doubted. This series of lectures explores this relationship and builds on the latest research to highlight the likely changes we might expect during a knowledge-based industrial revolution.

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