Makerspaces and entrepreneurship: The effect of team dynamics and prototyping efficacy on entrepreneurial performance

Xaver Neumeyer, Susana C. Santos

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Abstract

Effective prototyping is becoming increasingly important in bridging engineering and entrepreneurship. Makerspaces are at the forefront of this development. Drawing from data on an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship program that included peer-reviews and faculty/advisor assessments, we examine how prototyping in combination with team process and composition affect entrepreneurial performance. Our results found that more gender-balanced teams exhibit a higher level of constructive conflict, which leads to higher prototyping efficacy. Prototyping efficacy, in turn, leads to higher entrepreneurial performance. We conclude our study with a discussion of the implications of our findings for entrepreneurship (education).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728111391
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2019Jun 14 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/11/196/14/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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