That My Neighbor’s Cow Might Live: Effectuation, Entrepreneurship Education, and Economic Development in Croatia

Posted: 28 Feb 2011

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Susan Harmeling

Howard University - School of Business

Suncica Oberman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

S. Venkataraman

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Howard Stevenson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

It is widely recognized that entrepreneurship is vital to regional economic development. And recent studies in entrepreneurial expertise have shown that effectuation is important to doing entrepreneurship well. Furthermore, since expertise involves teachable and learnable aspects of a knowledge domain, it is reasonable to assume that entrepreneurship education would have a significant role to play in regional economic development. In this paper, we empirically investigate the above argument in two stages: First, we explore the role of effectuation in designing a competitive graduate program for entrepreneurship in Croatia; then, we examine the role of entrepreneurship education in regional economic development.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Harmeling, Susan and Oberman, Suncica and Venkataraman, S. and Stevenson, Howard, That My Neighbor’s Cow Might Live: Effectuation, Entrepreneurship Education, and Economic Development in Croatia (2006). Babson College, Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), 2002-2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1768136

Susan Harmeling (Contact Author)

Howard University - School of Business ( email )

Suncica Oberman

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S. Venkataraman

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

Howard Stevenson

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