An inquiry into the linkages between university ecosystem and students’ entrepreneurial intention and self-efficacy

Gustavo Hermínio Salati Marcondes de Moraes, Bruno Brandão Fischer, Maribel Guerrero, Anne Kathleen Lopes da Rocha, Paola Rücker Schaeffer

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to evaluate the impact of university ecosystems on entrepreneurial intention and self-efficacy of Brazilian undergraduate students. The empirical exercise relies on Structural Equations Modelling based on data of 468 students from 70 universities across the country. Results indicate that traditional approaches to foment entrepreneurship are less effective than nurturing linkages between universities and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem, and that private universities are more effective in promoting entrepreneurial behaviour. From a practical standpoint, our assessment suggests the need for universities to approach entrepreneurial education in a more flexible way, fostering interactions with businesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Brazil
  • developing countries
  • entrepreneurial intention
  • Entrepreneurship
  • self-efficacy
  • university ecosystem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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