Creativity in entrepreneurship education
2008 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 15, no 2, 304- p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use social cognitive theory to investigate entrepreneurial
intent among participants in graduate entrepreneurship programs. Specifically, the authors test
whether students’ creative potential is related to their intention to engage in entrepreneurship.
Design/methodology/approach – Theoretically derived hypotheses are tested using multiple and
ordinal regression analyses.
Findings – High scores on a creativity test and prior entrepreneurial experiences are positively
associated with entrepreneurial intentions, whereas perception of risks has a negative influence.
Research limitations/implications – The authors’ theoretical predictors of entrepreneurial
intention received strong support, indicating that creativity should be considered in models of
entrepreneurial intentions. However, the use of intentions as dependent variable has its own
weaknesses in that it may not distinguish between “dreamers” and “doers”.
Practical implications – The findings indicate that exercises in creativity can be used to raise the
entrepreneurial intentions of students in entrepreneurship education. Heterogeneity in creative styles
among students also points to the problems of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to entrepreneurship
Originality/value – The paper is the first to investigate the importance of creativity in
entrepreneurship education and theoretical models of entrepreneurial intentions.
Keywords Entrepreneurialism, Education, Students
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald , 2008. Vol. 15, no 2, 304- p.
entrepreneruralism, creativity, student, education, Entrepreneruship, Innovation
Economics and Business
Research subject Bussiness and IT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1235DOI: 10.1108/14626000810871691Local ID: 2320/10250ISBN: 9781-84663-914-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1235DiVA: diva2:869259