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The development of the enterprising motivation in tourism students. A comparative analysis between grade and postgraduate students

Perez, C and Fernandez De Arroyabe, JC and Ubierna, F and Arranz, N (2016) 'The development of the enterprising motivation in tourism students. A comparative analysis between grade and postgraduate students.' ESIC Market Economics and Business Journal, 47 (1). 67 - 93. ISSN 0212-1867

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Abstract

Increasing the number of entrepreneurs and the quality of the entrepreneurship, it is the key thing because its positive influences over the economic activity. For this reason, it turns out essential to understand the factors that determine this phenomenon. This paper develops a model that includes those factors which allows acting on the enterprising intention of the students in the field of tourism. It has been decided on a theoretical approach based on the basics of the intentional theory from a perspective of higher education. A survey with a sample of 122 tourism students has been used ? including both graduates and students. Our analysis suggests that curricular and extracurricular activities have a different effect in the intentions, attitudes and capacities for the business? project development. On the other hand, our results show a weak impact of these activities in the business? competences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Juan Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 11:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 00:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19331

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