Kitty hawk in the classroom: A simulation exercise for facilitating creative and entrepreneurial behavior

Reginald A Litz, Dell McStay, Sergio Janczak, Carolyn Birmingham

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Abstract

This paper presents a classroom exercise that seeks to encourage creative and
entrepreneurial behavior. Description of the exercise is followed by several suggestions for a post-exercise debriefing on the exercise’s relevance to creative and entrepreneurial behavior. We then present findings from 430 students in the five different countries who participated in the exercise and then assessed its learning value using both scaled items and open-ended questions. Results show students characterized by high entrepreneurial intentions reported higher levels of perceived learning from the exercise, with perceived learning focusing on ‘learning to be more creative’ and ‘learning to pitch their creation’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) 2011 conference
Subtitle of host publicationEntrepreneurship: Changing the present, creating the future
EditorsS. Danes
Place of PublicationSouth Carolina
PublisherUnited States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventUnited States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference: Entrepreneurship: Changing the present, creating the future - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Duration: 13 Jan 201116 Jan 2011
http://www.usasbe.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=236674

Conference

ConferenceUnited States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference
Abbreviated titleUSASBE
CountryUnited States
CitySouth Carolina
Period13/01/1116/01/11
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    Litz, R. A., McStay, D., Janczak, S., & Birmingham, C. (2011). Kitty hawk in the classroom: A simulation exercise for facilitating creative and entrepreneurial behavior. In S. Danes (Ed.), Proceedings of the USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) 2011 conference : Entrepreneurship: Changing the present, creating the future (pp. 1-20). South Carolina: United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.