Title: Entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurial intentions: a cross-cultural study of university students

Authors: Tatiana Beliaeva; Anastasiia Laskovaia; Galina Shirokova

Addresses: Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University, 3 Volkhovsky Pereulok, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia ' Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University, 3 Volkhovsky Pereulok, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia ' Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University, 3 Volkhovsky Pereulok, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia

Abstract: The present study explores the link between entrepreneurial learning and students' entrepreneurial intentions, and examines the role of characteristics of national culture in this relationship. It contributes to the existing literature in the field by addressing the call for focusing on learning rather than teaching entrepreneurship and contextualisation of entrepreneurship knowledge. The hypotheses are tested using a dataset of 84,453 students from 28 countries, collected as part of the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey (GUESSS) project in 2013-2014. Results reveal a positive relationship between entrepreneurial learning and students' entrepreneurial intentions. However, this relationship was found to be moderated by different dimensions of national culture, being stronger in individualistic cultures and weaker in high uncertainty avoidance societies.

Keywords: entrepreneurial learning; entrepreneurial intentions; national culture; cross-cultural perspective; Hofstede; entrepreneurship education; students; multilevel analysis; GUESSS; Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2017.086694

European Journal of International Management, 2017 Vol.11 No.5, pp.606 - 632

Received: 07 Mar 2016
Accepted: 24 Aug 2016

Published online: 08 Sep 2017 *

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