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The impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention: the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets

Rami Hanandeh (School of Business, Faculty of Business, Amman Arab University, Amman, Jordan)
Sakher M.A. Alnajdawi (Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative Science, Applied Science University, Manama, Bahrain)
Ammar Almansour (School of Business, Faculty of Business, Amman Arab University, Amman, Jordan)
Hamzah Elrehail (Abu Dhabi School of Management, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 13 July 2021

Issue publication date: 7 September 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Entrepreneurship education at universities aims to create entrepreneurial thinking and spread the culture of entrepreneurial awareness, skills and attitudes to students to stimulate their entrepreneurship intentions as graduates. This study investigates the impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention as well as the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets of university students.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used for analysis with (n = 204) valid questionnaires collected from university students.

Findings

The main findings show that entrepreneurial mind-sets mediate the relationship between entrepreneurship education and innovative start-up intention.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the body of knowledge by its application in a higher educational institution and enriches the literature with new evidence that entrepreneurship education could enhance innovative start-up intention.

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Citation

Hanandeh, R., Alnajdawi, S.M.A., Almansour, A. and Elrehail, H. (2021), "The impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention: the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 856-871. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2020-0016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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