A Resource-Based View of Entrepreneurial Creativity and Its Implications to Entrepreneurship Education

Jing Lin, Anja Svetina Nabergoj

Abstract


For entrepreneurs creative problem solving and innovation are key capabilities that can be built through experience and entrepreneurial learning. Unfortunately entrepreneurial education has received increased criticism over the past decade suggesting that entrepreneurship courses do not sufficiently emphasize development of creative capabilities. Although several scholars and educators emphasize the need for nurturing creativity in entrepreneurial education it remains unclear how to efficiently stimulate the creativity pertinent to entrepreneurial contexts. The aim of our study is to show how the logics of RBV theory can be used to explain the creative behaviours of entrepreneurs in which EC is manifested in resource construction. The contribution of this paper is that it initiates the analysis of EC from a resource-based view and provides a foundation for building the corresponding pedagogy for nurturing creativity specific to the entrepreneurial process to effectively introduce EC training in EE.


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