Role of Institutional Ecosystem in Entrepreneurship Education: An Empirical Reiteration
H. V. Mukesh and
Rajasekharan Pillai K.
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies, 2020, vol. 29, issue 1, 176-205
This study examines the influence of higher education institutionsâ€™ (HEIsâ€™) ecosystem on entrepreneurship education (EE) and attempts to map the complex relationship between both. It also captures the actual practice of EE in HEIs. A two-stage empirical approach was used in the research design. Drawing upon literature, a conceptual framework was developed to relate HEIsâ€™ ecosystem and EE in the first stage. This framework was tested with the data obtained from 264 academicians. The findings yielded eight factors of HEIsâ€™ ecosystem and six factors of EE. In the second stage, opinion of 15 experts in the area of EE was sought to develop causeâ€“effect relationships between the two constructs. The decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) approach was used to examine the causeâ€“effect relationship. Findings indicate that entrepreneurship promotion activity and institutionsâ€™ attitude towards entrepreneurship is important causal factors leading to effective EE. The research contributes to literature by fusing two theoretical paradigms. The outcomes of the study have a strong implication for HEIs to build a conducive educational ecosystem for entrepreneurship development.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship education; institutional ecosystem; DEMATEL; entrepreneurship promotion; higher education institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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