Stimulating entrepreneurial behaviour through start-up competitions: Current features of provision in UK higher education institutions

Kayleigh Watson*

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Abstract

Start-up competitions are often provided by higher education institutions as a means of stimulating and supporting nascent entrepreneurial behaviour amongst their students, graduates and staff. This chapter offers a timely exploration of the features of this provision in a UK context. After a fine-grained examination of the factors which have driven start-up competition provision and the purpose of this provision, this chapter provides observations with regard to start-up competition entrance requirements, rounds, business support, judging and prizes and awards, these constituting the dominant features of current provision in UK higher education institutions. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some emergent issues and questions that warrant further attention in the pursuit of understanding the effectiveness of start-up competitions in stimulating and supporting entrepreneurial behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurial Behaviour
Subtitle of host publicationIndividual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives
EditorsMaura McAdam, James A. Cunningham
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages121-143
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783030044022
ISBN (Print)9783030044015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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