Do entrepreneurship programmes raise entrepreneurial intention of science and engineering students? The effect of learning, inspiration and resources

Published on Jul 1, 2007in Journal of Business Venturing 6.00
· DOI :10.1016/j.jbusvent.2006.05.002
Vangelis Souitaris15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of London),
Stefania Zerbinati7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Brunel University London),
Andreas Al-Laham6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kaiserslautern University of Technology)
Drawing on the theory of planned behaviour, this study tests the effect of entrepreneurship programmes on the entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions of science and engineering students. This is necessary in order to confirm (or disconfirm) conventional wisdom that entrepreneurship education increases the intention to start a business. The results show that the programmes raise some attitudes and the overall entrepreneurial intention and that inspiration (a construct with an emotional element) is the programmes' most influential benefit. The findings contribute to the theories of planned behaviour and education and have wider implications for a theory of entrepreneurial emotions and also for the practice of teaching entrepreneurship.
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Norris F. Krueger11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Phoenix),
Deborah V. Brazeal6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Estimated H-index: 15
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Estimated H-index: 13
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Estimated H-index: 21
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Scott Shane63
Estimated H-index: 63
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 16
(Manchester Metropolitan University)
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 4
(Central Queensland University)
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Jr Norris F. Krueger1
Estimated H-index: 1
Alan L Carsrud1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Saint Petersburg State University)
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Estimated H-index: 6
(Southern Methodist University)
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Dean A. Shepherd72
Estimated H-index: 72
(University of Colorado Boulder),
Dawn R. DeTienne16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Utah State University)
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 10
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Estimated H-index: 17
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 12
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Estimated H-index: 24
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jan 1, 2011
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Estimated H-index: 8
(Chalmers University of Technology)
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Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Oslo),
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Estimated H-index: 15
(Ghent University),
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Estimated H-index: 24
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This paper studies the determinants of enterprising aspirations of university-based research scientists, using an approach which factors in individual and organizational characteristics. Specifically, we provide an understanding of the individual and departmental characteristics that affect the research scientist's aspirations to engage in patenting and licensing, industry-science interactions, and the establishment of start-up companies. Building on institutional theory and self-efficacy theory...
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