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
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages121-143
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783030044022
ISBN (Print)9783030044015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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