Student entrepreneurship and the university ecosystem: a multi-country empirical exploration
by Michael H. Morris; Galina Shirokova; Tatyana Tsukanova
European J. of International Management (EJIM), Vol. 11, No. 1, 2017

Abstract: Using an embeddedness perspective, a model and hypotheses are developed concerning the impact of the university entrepreneurial context on student start-up activity. Results based on analysis of the GUESSS database from 25 countries demonstrate that students' involvement in entrepreneurship-related curricular programs and co-curricular activities at university is positively related, and financial support from university is negatively related, to start-up activities undertaken by students. Prior business experience moderates the relationships between student involvement in university initiatives and start-up activities. The negative relationship between financial support and start-up activities is positively moderated by business experience. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Online publication date: Fri, 02-Dec-2016

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