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Empowering Translators through Entrepreneurship in Simulated Translation Bureaus / Maria, Fernandez Parra

Hermes - Journal of Language and Communication in Business, Volume: 60, Pages: 81 - 95

Swansea University Author: Maria, Fernandez Parra

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This paper reviews entrepreneurial activities that take place within the simulated translation bureaus of member institutions of the INSTB network and establishes a link between entrepreneurism, self-efficacy and perceived competence. Reusing pretest and posttest data of a student survey, a first at...

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Published in: Hermes - Journal of Language and Communication in Business
Published: 2020
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54585
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Abstract: This paper reviews entrepreneurial activities that take place within the simulated translation bureaus of member institutions of the INSTB network and establishes a link between entrepreneurism, self-efficacy and perceived competence. Reusing pretest and posttest data of a student survey, a first attempt is made to design and test a survey instrument for gauging the impact of a simulated translation bureau on perceived entrepreneurial competence and self-efficacy for planning, setting up, and managing a translating organisation in pedagogical translation company simulations. Tentative results suggest a positive effect of participation in translation company simulation modules on students’ entrepreneurial self-efficacy and perceived competence. Due to the anonymity of the research data, the statistical significance of the results could not be confirmed.
Start Page: 81
End Page: 95