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Interest of undergraduates towards forming an entrepreneurial venture: evidence from Sri Lanka.

Show simple item record Menaka Gamage, D.G.M.P. Pradeep Kumara, R.H.G.W. 2021-12-07T08:21:58Z 2021-12-07T08:21:58Z 2021-12-03
dc.description.abstract University system is expected to contribute to the economy by producing entrepreneurs. In the context of Sri Lanka, even with the rise of entrepreneurship programmes and an increase in students following such programmes it is observed, the interest towards creating a business of their own is low. Therefore, it is vital that a developing country like Sri Lanka comprehends this issue and promotes entrepreneurship development. In the above backdrop, present study attempted to enlighten on the factors affecting the entrepreneurial intentions of the undergraduates involved in entrepreneurship programmes in the universities in Sri Lanka. Following the positivistic research philosophy and quantitative methodology, factors affecting to entrepreneurial intentions of undergraduates was investigated. The data was analysed by using the structural equation modeling approach to examine the model and tested the hypothesised relationships with AMOS. The findings of the study shed lights on the factors affecting entrepreneurial intention of undergraduates. Accordingly, findings of the study revealed that the undergraduate’s decision to start a business in future is affected by personality factors such as locus of control, need for achievement and external factors such as educational and relational support. This study has significant managerial implications particularly, for the university administrators in redesigning their curriculum and for the policy makers in the country to promote entrepreneurship among the undergraduates. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Business Research Unit (BRU)
dc.subject Entrepreneurial intention en_US
dc.subject personality factors en_US
dc.subject external factors en_US
dc.subject undergraduates en_US
dc.title Interest of undergraduates towards forming an entrepreneurial venture: evidence from Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Business en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Social Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Business Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura en_US
dc.identifier.year 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Business Research en_US Moratuwa en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 163-175p. en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 4th International Conference on Business Research - ICBR 2021 en_US

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