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In 2020, Alain Fayolle and Caroline Verzat resumed their dialogue on the latest developments in entrepreneurial education (EE). This time, the exchange came in the form of a text co-written like a duet, around four central themes: EE as a potential response to the crisis, recent advances in EE research, the role and position of teachers, and the potential offered by digital technologies.
The discussion was coloured by two contextual events that give it a particular tone: Firstly, the death of a pioneering researcher in entrepreneurial education, Allan Gibb, who passed away on 21 December 2019, to whom we would like to dedicate this article as a tribute to all his work. Allan worked on the development of entrepreneurial culture at all levels and served as advisor to many governments and European institutions. He was the first winner of the European Entrepreneurship Education Award in 2012. He lay down the fundamental objectives of entrepreneurship education, created the first entrepreneurship education ecosystem and developed systems thinking that is both pragmatic and visionary. His acute critical questioning is still relevant with regard to the policies and reductive visions of entrepreneurial dynamics (Gibb, 2000).
Allan Gibb’s death came just before the outbreak of the global Covid crisis, which profoundly impacted the world economy and disrupted the start of the academic year at universities all over the world, forcing us to rethink our economic and educational models in depth…

Alain Fayolle
Alain Fayolle is Professor of Entrepreneurship at CREA – Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Activities, University of Cagliari, Italy and at IDRAC Business School. He is visiting professor at Turku School of Economics and the university of Beira Interior (Portugal). He is also Chair of the Strategic and Prospective Committee at IFAG, school of management and entrepreneurship, France. Alain has been Distinguished Professor and the Founder and Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre at Emlyon Business School, France. In 2013, Alain Fayolle got the 2013 European Entrepreneurship Education Award and has been elected officer of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division for a five-year period (2013-2018), a position that culminated as Chair of the Division during the 2016-2017 academic year. In 2015, he has been awarded Wilford L. White Fellow by ICSB.
Caroline Verzat
Caroline Verzat is an Associate Professor in the Sustainability Department at ESCP Business School. She conducts research in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability education, particularly on transformative learning processes, emotions and coaching of students and teams. She is member of the editorial team of the journal Entreprendre et Innover and vice-president of the International Conference Questions de Pédagogie dans l’Enseignement Supérieur.
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