Effectiveness of the University Entrepreneurial Eco-System in the Growth of Entrepreneurship and Threshold Capability Development of Students

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Title: Effectiveness of the University Entrepreneurial Eco-System in the Growth of Entrepreneurship and Threshold Capability Development of Students
Authors: Asokan, Aravind
Date: 2021-04-07
Abstract: This case study features an exploratory investigation involving capability development among technologically oriented student entrepreneurs within the University of Ottawa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Utilization took place of a mixed methods approach involving a survey of student entrepreneurs, interviews with facilitators and student entrepreneurs, and secondary data where possible. This mixed methods approach was necessary to collect a ‘thickness’ of data to justify a case study research design, including a check for robustness such as to demonstrate ‘trustworthiness’ of the data. Unique insights build on existing literature to offer a contribution to knowledge. Although the university ecosystem offered varied supporting mechanisms, perceived barriers also existed. Moreover, invariably the development of threshold rather than dynamic capabilities took place. Implications for practitioners follow from the theoretical contributions in order to facilitate a more effective university entrepreneurial ecosystem. In particular, a need exists to enhance the development of capabilities that build traction and scalability.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/41975
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-26197
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