ERIC Number: EJ1176668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Entrepreneurship at Community Colleges: Linking Orientation to Practice
Bambhrolia, Bhavesh; Phelan, Steven E.
Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, v5 n2 p50-66 Jul 2017
The current study uses a sample of community colleges to explore the specific organizational practices that mediate the link between entrepreneurial orientation and performance. The study focuses on a set of practices known as strategic enrollment management and finds that a college's entrepreneurial orientation predicts its enrollment management orientation and the effectiveness of specific enrollment management practices for recruitment and retention. However, none of the constructs were associated with higher admission, graduation, or retention rates. The implications of these findings for theory, practice, and future research are then discussed.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, College Admission, Graduation Rate, Hypothesis Testing, Predictor Variables, Likert Scales, Surveys, Factor Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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