Assessing the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education – a Quasi-Experimental Approach

  • Richard Weber
Part of the Innovation und Entrepreneurship book series (INNOV)


The studies by Peterman and Kennedy (2003), Souitaris et al. (2007), and Oosterbeek et al. (2010) make important contributions to the literature on the effects of entrepreneurship education. These exploit data from a treatment and control group to determine the true causal effects of entrepreneurship education on overall entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions. However, given the methodological deficiencies of these studies discussed in subsection 1.2.4, I replicate and advance these research designs in this chapter. Two research questions are addressed: What is the size and nature of the course-induced effects on mean entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions? And do these effects appeal to some subsamples of students, defined by demographic variables, prior experiences, or personality dimensions, more than to others?


Social Norm Behavioral Control Entrepreneurial Intention Empirical Strategy Nascent Entrepreneur 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Weber
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  1. 1.MünichGermany

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