Why do some individual research scientists foster enterprising aspirations, while others don't? Building on institutional theory, human capital theory and the theory of self-efficacy Truls Erikson, Mirjam Knockaert, and Maw Der Foo explore how organizational and individual factors shape enterprising aspirations.
Why do some individual research scientists foster enterprising aspirations, while others don't?
This paper casts light on different sets of individual and organizational characteristics, and their impact on different types of aspirations, further elaborating on which particular factor stimulates which type of aspirations - start-up, industry-science interaction, or patenting.
This research contributes to the entrepreneurship literature, technology transfer literature, and adds to the ongoing debate on whether basic research and academic enterprising are complementary or competing activities. Read this paper here.
Truls Erikson is a professor and director of Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Mirjam Knockaert works as an adjunct associate professor at Centre for Entrepreneurship. She has her main position as a professor at the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Service Management, University of Gent, Belgium.