University departments and self-employment intentions of business students:a cross-level analysis

Walter, Sascha and Parboteeah, K. Praveen and Walter, Achim (2013) University departments and self-employment intentions of business students:a cross-level analysis. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37 (2). pp. 175-200. ISSN 1042-2587

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Abstract

This study examines how characteristics of university departments impact students' self-employment intentions. We argue that four organizational-level factors (entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship support programs, industry ties, and research orientation) increase such intentions. Using a data set of 1530 business students and 132 professors at 25 university departments, this study shows that entrepreneurship education and industry ties are related to self-employment intentions only for the males in our sample. A negative effect of the department's research orientation was found. Our study suggests that the organizational context plays an important but gender-specific role in shaping future entrepreneurs. Implications of our findings are discussed.

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Journal Article
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Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
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Deposited On:
15 Feb 2013 14:07
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Yes
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Published
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17 Jun 2020 02:15