EAI International Conference on Technology, R&D, Education and Economy for Africa

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Entrepreneurship Hysteresis and Persistence in Higher Education A quasi-experiment on academic innovation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275743,
        author={Francois Pazisnewende KABORE},
        title={Entrepreneurship Hysteresis and Persistence in Higher Education A quasi-experiment on academic innovation},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference on Technology, R\&D, Education and Economy for Africa},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TREE},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={innovation entrepreneurship education africa},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275743}
    }
    
  • Francois Pazisnewende KABORE
    Year: 2018
    Entrepreneurship Hysteresis and Persistence in Higher Education A quasi-experiment on academic innovation
    TREE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275743
Francois Pazisnewende KABORE,*
    *Contact email: fpk2@georgetown.edu

    Abstract

    This study builds on prior research results that suggest that an entrepreneurial ecosystem increases entrepreneurial intent. It investigates the impact of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on entrepreneurial hysteresis and persistence among students. We use survival analysis, namely poisson and negative binomial models to estimate how much time a student exits the group of students who consider themselves as entrepreneurs. We find that that participation in an incubator increases the average number of years of perseverance in entrepreneurship by 54.1%. Such a result confirms the important of an ecosystem of entrepreneurship or of an incubator and calls for creative and innovative approaches to higher education in West Africa.