A Study on Entrepreneurial Intentions among B-school Students in India

Sode, Raghavendra and Chenji, Kalaa and Memdani, Laila and Mushtakhusen, S. M. (2019) A Study on Entrepreneurial Intentions among B-school Students in India. In: SIMSARC 2018, 17-19 December 2018, Pune, MH, India.

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Choosing entrepreneurship as a career is a risk-taking process for B-school students especially for the students in developing countries like India. Even though, the entrepreneurship program delivers theoretical and practical exposure through business plans and competitions and makes students look at entrepreneurial activity as one of the career paths. There is a need to understand the underlying reasons for choosing entrepreneurial activities among B-school students. Therefore, the current study focuses to understand the underlying reasons for B-school students to choose an entrepreneurial activity, identify the factors and link with entrepreneurial intentions. The study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods of research to achieve the objective. Five factors identified include challenge, autonomy, self-realization, authority, and economic opportunity. The factors are significantly related to entrepreneurial intentions. Further, regression analysis indicates that out of the factors economic opportunity is the strongest predictor of entrepreneurial intentions followed by autonomy, challenge, self-realization, and authority.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship entrepreneurial intentions challenge autonomy self-realization authority and economic opportunity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 15:48
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 15:48
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/1747

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