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

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dc.contributor.authorAsokan, Aravind
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T19:08:03Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T19:08:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/41975
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-26197
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectStudent Entrepreneurship
dc.subjectUniversity Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
dc.subjectCapability Development
dc.subjectTechnologically Oriented Start-ups
dc.titleEffectiveness of the University Entrepreneurial Eco-System in the Growth of Entrepreneurship and Threshold Capability Development of Students
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorCrick, David
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGestion / Management
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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