Why Mode and Regional Context Matter for Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Forthcoming

40 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2012

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Sascha G. Walter

Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Dirk Dohse

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

Date Written: April 24, 2012

Abstract

This study examines how modes of entrepreneurship education (active, such as business simulations, versus reflective, such as theory lectures) – alone and in interaction with the universities’ regional context – affect students’ self-employment intentions. Results from a cross-level analysis show that active modes are, irrespective of the regional context, positively related with intentions and attitudes towards entrepreneurship, whereas the effect of reflective modes is contingent on the regional context. The findings have important implications for the ongoing discussion on the teachability of entrepreneurship, the design of educational programmes, and for future research.

Keywords: entrepreneurship education, learning styles, knowledge spillover, regional context, self-employment intentions

JEL Classification: D83, J24, L26, M13

Suggested Citation

Walter, Sascha G. and Dohse, Dirk, Why Mode and Regional Context Matter for Entrepreneurship Education (April 24, 2012). Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2127565

Sascha G. Walter (Contact Author)

Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg ( email )

Sanderring 2
Würzburg, 97070
Germany

Dirk Dohse

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW) ( email )

Duesternbrooker Weg 120
D-24118 Kiel
Germany

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