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- Do entrepreneurship programs matter? an analysis of North American university innovation systems
- Moroz, Peter; Hindle, Kevin; Anderson, Robert; Gamble, Edward
- Are there differences in commercialization outcomes between universities in Canada and the USA? If so, why? Can possible divergences be explained through a greater movement of some universities towards entrepreneurial culture? We measure the presence and growth in numbers of entrepreneurship centers to determine if there are any parallels or discernable patterns that may be related to spinout performance. We then examine the commercialization performance of universities on both sides of the 49th parallel through a key indicator: university spinouts generated. Based upon theories that suggest entrepreneurial culture plays a significant role in the spinout process, we then test the hypothesis that entrepreneurship education programs play a significant role in determining spinout performance. Our model assumes that the level and intensity of an academic entrepreneurship program/center is a valid indicator of 'entrepreneurial culture' that may impact upon a universities propensity to spinout new knowledge intensive firms. Our results find that there is indeed a correlation between intensity of entrepreneurship program and commercialization outcomes. It also provides empirical evidence that supports the theory that innovation is dependent upon both knowledge and entrepreneurial capacity within these systems.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Conference, 'Doing Well by Doing Good', Philadelphia, United States, 03-08 August 2007
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 150304 Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship; Higher education; Innovation; Universities
- Academy of Management
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2007 Academy of Management.
- Peer reviewed