This paper investigates PhD entrepreneurship. We focus on the university factors most closely associated to: (1) students’ success in starting a business venture; (2) students’ startup intention; (3) students’ abandoning the entrepreneurial idea. The empirical analysis is based on data from a questionnaire survey, administered in 2016 in Italy. We focus on four factors related to the university entrepreneurial environment: (1) university entrepreneurship policy frameworks; (2) PhD orientation to business problems; (3) entrepreneurship training; (4) PhD lab reputation. We find that the academic environment can have a fundamental impact on students’ decisions to start new ventures and on their entrepreneurial attitude.
|Title of host publication||University-Industry Knowledge Interactions|
|Editors||Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Pablo D'Este, David Barberá-Tomás|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Name||International Studies in Entrepreneurship|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors are grateful to Ugo Rizzo for his help with the data cleaning process and to CINECA for the questionnaire administration and data collection.
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Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Business Administration
- Entrepreneurial university
- Firm creation
- Student entrepreneurship