Reimagining Entrepreneurship: Design Culture Exposure as a Positive Mediator for Entrepreneurial Capacity

Edgell, R. A.. Khasawneh, F., & Moustafellos, J. (2018). Reimagining entrepreneurship: Design culture exposure as a positive mediator for entrepreneurial capacity. Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation, 4, 60-77.

18 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2018 Last revised: 11 Nov 2018

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Robert Edgell

SUNY Polytechnic Institute; University of St. Gallen; Columbia University - Columbia Business School

Firas Khasawneh

Michigan State University - Department of Mechanical Engineering

James Moustafellos

Independent

Date Written: April 17, 2018

Abstract

A diverse body of literature confirms the need to better understand the antecedents of national entrepreneurial capacity, especially for developing nations or similar de-industrializing rust belt regions within developed nations. The research intention was to test our theory that exposure to design culture and design processes would induce heightened levels of individual attributes associated with entrepreneurship capacity. Results confirmed positive mediating effects of design culture treatment (DCT) exposure on the dependent variables collaboration self-efficacy (CSE), entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE), and perceptions of opportunity (PO). The effects of DCT on propensity to remain (PR) and affect geopolitical (AG) were not supported.

Keywords: Civic Engagement, Collaboration, Culture, Design, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Immersion, Innovation, Leadership, Mental Rotations, Networks, Self-Efficacy, Vision, Visuo-Spatial

JEL Classification: D70, D80, D87, D91, E71, I25, L26, L31, O11, O12, O31, O35, R11

Suggested Citation

Edgell, Robert and Khasawneh, Firas and Moustafellos, James, Reimagining Entrepreneurship: Design Culture Exposure as a Positive Mediator for Entrepreneurial Capacity (April 17, 2018). Edgell, R. A.. Khasawneh, F., & Moustafellos, J. (2018). Reimagining entrepreneurship: Design culture exposure as a positive mediator for entrepreneurial capacity. Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation, 4, 60-77.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3164302

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Firas Khasawneh

Michigan State University - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

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James Moustafellos

Independent ( email )

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