Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Yes, I Can! – A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship

This study draws on social learning theory and research concerning role model effects to understand how exposure to female entrepreneurial role models influences the development of entrepreneurial self-efficacy, attitudes and intentions among female students. The results presented are from a field experiment including data from 547 students and 98 entrepreneurs.

Innovation Vouchers

One way of stimulating R&D is to provide support for R&D collaborations. Recently, there has been a rise in governmental backed programmes known as innovation vouchers that provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with financial incentives to engage the services of external experts. However, the causal empirical evidence on the effectiveness of these programmes is still scarce.

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