Effectuation and Causation: Relationship Between University Infrastructure and Behavioral Choice In New Venture Creation by Student-Entrepreneurs

Galina V. Shirokova, Karina Bogatyreva, Tamara Galkina

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Abstract

The study shows that university entrepreneurial infrastructure constitutes an important part of entrepreneurial environment, which has a significant effect on entrepreneurial behavior and decision making process of student entrepreneurs. We contribute to the existing literature on the contextual understanding of entrepreneurial behaviour by extending effectuation theory and linking university entrepreneurial infrastructure to different types of logic used by student entrepreneurs. Our findings show that favorable entrepreneurial climate is positively associated with causal entrepreneurial behaviour. Financial support at the university is positively linked both to effectual and causal reasoning in entrepreneurial decision making process of student entrepreneurs. We were not able to find a positive association between the level of networking and coaching and both types of entrepreneurial reasoning and between the number of entrepreneurship courses at the university and causal logic of student entrepreneurs. However, once students’ active involvement is considered, the hypothesized relationships hold. These results are based on the GUES (Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey) 2011 sample including 2324 student entrepreneurs.
Translated title of the contributionEffectuation and Causation: Relationship Between University Infrastructure and Behavioral Choice In New Venture Creation by Student-Entrepreneurs
Original languageRussian
Peer-reviewed scientific journalRussian Management Journal
Volume12
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)59
Number of pages86
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management

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