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Making Entrepreneurs? Makerspaces and Entrepreneurial Intent Among High School Students

Eric Joseph van Holm

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies, 2021, vol. 30, issue 2, 249-266

Abstract: Makerspaces have grown over the last two decades and provide a potentially important resource to entrepreneurs. One area where the expansion of makerspaces has been the largest is in educational settings, at both K-12 schools and colleges. However, scant research to date has analysed whether students visiting a makerspace have any relationship with their professional goals or intentions. This study uses a survey conducted in New Orleans to analyse the predictors of what students use a makerspace, and the potential relationship visiting may have with entrepreneurial intent. The analysis finds that students with a higher socio-economic status appear to use makerspaces more often, and that students who visited makerspaces are more likely to express interest in starting their own businesses.

Keywords: Makerspace; entrepreneurship; intent; high school; equity; socioeconomic status; New Orleans (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1177/09713557211025652

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