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Let the Games Begin: Finding The Nascent Entrepreneurial Mindset of Video Gamers

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dc.contributor.author Scott, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Niemand, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Kraus, Sasha
dc.contributor.author Oberreiner, Raphael
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T08:09:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T08:09:44Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64324
dc.description.abstract This study explores nascent ‘entrepreneurial’ cognitive factors within the minds of video gamers. The objective is to theorize how certain gamification activities might be designed to enable the development of entrepreneurial behavior. While studies have begun to posit the range cognitive factors that result in the emergence of entrepreneurial action, more conceptualization work is needed to understand nascent conditions and activities that might foster the entrepreneurial mindset; especially within the gaming design context. This exploratory study uses a sample of 217 self-reported gamers and suggests that individuals who exhibit high levels of entrepreneurial orientation have enhanced opportunity recognition capabilities when the frequency of playing video games is also high. It was also found that shooting games have the highest effect on the development of opportunity recognition. This suggests that certain game activities may be designed to enhance entrepreneurial cognitive development; which has implications for the entrepreneurial intent literature and game-designers.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Innovation and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
dc.subject entrepreneurial mindset
dc.subject entrepreneurial orientation
dc.subject gamification strategies
dc.subject opportunity recognition
dc.subject video games
dc.title Let the Games Begin: Finding The Nascent Entrepreneurial Mindset of Video Gamers
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.582
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