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Bringing creativity back to entrepreneurship education: Creative self-efficacy, creative process engagement, and entrepreneurial intentions

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  • Tantawy, Maha
  • Herbert, Kendall
  • McNally, Jeffrey J.
  • Mengel, Thomas
  • Piperopoulos, Panagiotis
  • Foord, David

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In this paper we explore creativity as an antecedent of entrepreneurial intentions. Drawing from social cognitive theory, we explain and empirically illustrate how creative self-efficacy encourages the development of entrepreneurial intentions. We also examine the mediating roles of attitudes and creative process engagement in the creative self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intentions relationship. Based on a pre-post- survey design, in seven entrepreneurship courses taught in three Canadian universities, our findings support the role of creativity as an antecedent to entrepreneurship, but also hint towards some boundaries/limitations on attitudes as the primary focus of entrepreneurship education programs. We draw a number of implications for the theory and practice of entrepreneurship education.

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  • Tantawy, Maha & Herbert, Kendall & McNally, Jeffrey J. & Mengel, Thomas & Piperopoulos, Panagiotis & Foord, David, 2021. "Bringing creativity back to entrepreneurship education: Creative self-efficacy, creative process engagement, and entrepreneurial intentions," Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Elsevier, vol. 15(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jobuve:v:15:y:2021:i:c:s2352673421000172
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbvi.2021.e00239
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