Research Article

Entrepreneurial hysteresis and persistence in higher education a quasi-experiment on academic innovation


Abstract

How does entrepreneurial education impact the persistence and hysteresis of entrepreneurial intent? Survival analysis is used to answer this question based on a quasi-experimental design. Being a member of an incubator increases entrepreneurial hysteresis by 66%. Females who do not benefit from that experience are less likely to persevere as entrepreneurs while participating in an incubator increases their entrepreneurial persistence by 131%. A policy implication consists in rethinking higher education in general and in particular across gender lines.

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