This paper examinesthe start-up of two educational institutions in a region of the world that has gone through violent strife and been involved in different levels of nation building. How different educational models and views of economic systems form the need for and success of such educational institutions are explored. This discussion identifiesthe benefitsand challengesof bringing formal education in entrepreneurshipto a region, against the backdrop of constant political, economic,and global changes.By using the case study approach, a record of events that led to the establishment of these educational institutions should serve as an example to policy makers, citizens, and the private sector in transitional economies who are attempting to use educational institutions as a strategy for entrepreneurial development.

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Faculty Profile: ISBN: 9984-705-20-XNote: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Paper

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Department of Service Systems (CAST)


American College of Management and Technology in Croatia