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Empowering Translators through Entrepreneurship in Simulated Translation Bureaus

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 pre-test and post-test 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. Because of the anonymity of the data, pre-test and post-test responses could not be paired. As a consequence, the statistical significance of the results could not be confirmed.
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Gys-Walt van Egdom, Kalle Konttinen, Sonia Vandepitte, Maria Fernández-Parra, Rudy Loock, et al.. Empowering Translators through Entrepreneurship in Simulated Translation Bureaus. Hermes - Journal of Language and Communication Studies, Aarhus School of Business, 2020, Entrepreneurship in translator and interpreter training, 60, pp.81-95. ⟨halshs-02893289⟩

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