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A Multi-level Study of Entrepreneurship Education among Pakistani University Students

Saeed, Saadat and Muffatto, Moreno and Yousafzai, Shumaila (2014) 'A Multi-level Study of Entrepreneurship Education among Pakistani University Students.' Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 4 (3). ISSN 2194-6175

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Abstract

This study examines how a university’s support impacts students’ entrepreneurial intentions and finds that entrepreneurship education, concept-development support, and business-development support increase such intentions. The university role is critical to the growth of entrepreneurial intentions, and we argue that an individual’s decision in favor of or against becoming an entrepreneur depends on the multi-level context provided by the university. Our findings suggest that students perceive the education and concept-development support (educational and cognitive) from their universities as highly influential on their entrepreneurial intentions. We conclude that a multi-level perspective offers a meaningful understanding of entrepreneurship and offer suggestions for university management and policy-makers for enhancing entrepreneurship. A sample of 805 undergraduate students in universities in Pakistan took part in the study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 14:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15395

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