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SURVEY ON ENTREPRENEURIAL ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR WITHIN UNIVERSITIES

Bogdan Brustureanu
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Bogdan Brustureanu: University “Politehnica” of Bucharest

Network Intelligence Studies, 2015, issue 5, 29-36

Abstract: The paper presents a series of results obtained through a pilot survey applied to academics from a department of a state technical university and to leadership representatives of a private university in Romania. The survey is based upon an original conceptual framework aimed at analyzing the entrepreneurial attitudes and behavior within universities. The conceptual framework was elaborated by transferring and adapting to the university setting concepts that are relevant in the business environment. More precisely, the framework is drawing on Stevenson’s conceptualization of entrepreneurial management and on the approach of the entrepreneurial phenomenon through the social networks of the entrepreneur, developed by Bengt Johannisson. The analyses are aimed at obtaining quantifications of some features of university people entrepreneurial behavior: the degree of engagement in personal networking within the higher education system and with the business community representatives and the intention of initiating a venture.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship studies; Entrepreneurial attitudes and behavior; The network approach; Egocentric and sociocentric networks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M13 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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