Title: How does context influence entrepreneurship education outcomes? Empirical evidence from Bangladesh and Germany

Authors: Petra Dickel; Linda Kleemann; Tarun Kanti Bose

Addresses: Institute for Innovation Research, University of Kiel, Westring 425, 24118 Kiel, Germany ' Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiellinie 66, 24105 Kiel, Germany ' Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Abstract: This study uses quasi-experimental data from 245 students in Bangladesh and Germany to explore the effect of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial attitudes (perceived desirability and perceived feasibility) and entrepreneurial intentions. The study specifically focuses on how context factors influence entrepreneurship education outcomes. Difference-in-differences analysis with propensity score matching is used to control for selection bias. The results show that the perceived entrepreneurship environment significantly affects the impact of entrepreneurship education and that the strength and direction of effects differ between the two countries. The implications of these results for entrepreneurship research, educators and policy makers are discussed accordingly.

Keywords: entrepreneurship education; EE; contingency approach; quasi-experimental design; self-selection bias.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2019.101355

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2019 Vol.11 No.3, pp.283 - 308

Received: 21 Jun 2017
Accepted: 12 Apr 2018

Published online: 05 Aug 2019 *

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