Makerspaces as Learning Sites at the Intersection of Engineering and Entrepreneurship Education

Xaver Neumeyer, Susana C. Santos

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    Abstract

    Makerspaces have become an important intersection between engineering and entrepreneurship. Drawing from data on a team-based engineering entrepreneurship program that included peer-reviews and faculty/advisor assessments, we examine how prototyping in combination with team process and composition variables affect entrepreneurial performance. Using a three-step hierarchical regression model, we found that team compositional variables such as gender, entrepreneurial and prototyping experience, had a positive effect on entrepreneurial performance. We also found that team process variables such as prototyping efficacy and communication frequency were positively linked with entrepreneurial performance. We conclude our study with a discussion of the implications of our findings for engineering entrepreneurship education.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1295-1301
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
    Volume36
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 2020

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Education
    • Engineering(all)

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