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The moderating role of national culture in the relationship between university entrepreneurship offerings and student start-up activity: an embeddedness perspective

Journal of Small Business Management. 2018. Vol. 56. No. 1. P. 103-130.
Shirokova G., Tsukanova T., Morris M.

Student proclivity to start a venture can be affected not only by the university environment where they are exposed to entrepreneurship, but also by perceptions of how desirable entrepreneurial behavior is considered to be in a given society. Based on an embeddedness perspective, and using a sample of students from 26 countries and 489 universities, evidence is produced of significant positive relationships between both curricular and co‐curricular programing and student start‐up activities, with specific cultural dimensions moderating these impacts. University seed funds for students negatively impact the scope of start‐up activities. Implications are drawn for educators and policy makers.