Linking creativity with entrepreneurial intentions: A structural approach



The article presents a preliminary model, which links creativity with entrepreneurial intention. Model formulation is based on a random survey of students from two engineering schools. Model parameter estimation is supported by Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Extensive statistical analysis demonstrated model and parameter validity. Results indicate that student’s self-perception of creativity and a family environment that promotes creative thinking can predict increased levels of entrepreneurial intention. Moreover, the present study argues that the contemporary university environment does not promote entrepreneurial intention through the development of creative thinking. The article ends with discussion and conclusion of the results and overview of research limitations.


Creativity Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial intention Structural equation modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technological Education Institute of Crete, and Research Scientist Management SystemsTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  2. 2.Technical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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