Entrepreneurship-Specific Education and Entrepreneurial Intention: Do Female Students Benefit?

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Marina Solesvik

Stord Haugesund University College

Paul Westhead

Durham University

Birgit Schyns

Durham Business School

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

This study explores the linkage between entrepreneurship-specific education participation, alertness and risk-taking general human capital skills, and the intensity of entrepreneurial intention. We integrate insights from human capital theory with views from social feminist theory and socially learned stereotypes theory, and challenge the view that ESE generates equal benefits for both female and male students.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial intention, Female entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship education

Suggested Citation

Solesvik, Marina and Westhead, Paul and Schyns, Birgit, Entrepreneurship-Specific Education and Entrepreneurial Intention: Do Female Students Benefit? (October 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2759196 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2759196

Marina Solesvik (Contact Author)

Stord Haugesund University College ( email )

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N-5500, Haugesund, Rogaland N-5414
Norway

Paul Westhead

Durham University ( email )

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Mill Hill Lane
Durham, Durham DH1 3HP
United Kingdom

Birgit Schyns

Durham Business School ( email )

Mill Hill Lane
Durham, Durham DH1 3LB
United Kingdom

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