From the XIII Triple Helix Conference 2015
Entrepreneurial Capability Scale and New Venture Performance: The Moderating Role of Entrepreneurship education
Rebecca Wenjing Lv, Changqin Lai, and Jin Liu
Key words: Entrepreneurial capability, new venture performance, scale development, entrepreneurship education
This study presents a model involving four distinct elements of entrepreneurial capability: passion and self-achievement, integrity and commitment, leadership and management, and active learning and analysis. By conducting studies across several cities in China, this study develops and validates a 30-item entrepreneurial capability scale to capture the four dimensions, then uses the new scale to examine the antecedent and consequence of entrepreneurial capability. Results show the positive relationship between prior experience and entrepreneurial capability, and between entrepreneurial capability and new venture performance. Entrepreneurship education in university moderates the positive effect of entrepreneurial capability on new venture’s management performance. The resultant instrument provides researchers with a useful measurement tool for evaluating entrepreneurial capability.
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