The impact of students' academic major and attitudes on entrepreneurial intention among university students

Chang , Dyana,Mui Ling and Tam , Adeline, Yin Ling and Chiew, Tung Moi (2011) The impact of students' academic major and attitudes on entrepreneurial intention among university students. In: The 5th International Conference Of Asian Academy of Applied Business, 9-10 Jun 2011, Phnom Penh , Cambodia. (Submitted)

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Entrepreneurship has been recognised as being of fundamental importance for new business ventures in Malaysia. Thus, the Critical Agenda Project (National Higher Education Plan 2007-20 10) is designed to address the transformation of the higher education system in developing entrepreneurship among graduate students. This exploratory study examines the influence of students' academic majors and importance of attitudes on entrepreneurial intention (El). A total sample of 523 undergraduates was taken and they were required to answer questionnaires which consist of demographic, open-ended questions, and Likert-scale questions. The study is based on a model adapted from previous researchers and empirically tested on University Malaysia Sabah undergraduates who took the "Fundamental of Entrepreneurial Acculturation" which is a core university course. Therefore, the result of this entrepreneurship study may have a better understanding on undergraduates' intention towards entrepreneur.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Entrepreneurial Intent, attitude, academic major, new business venture
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:9238
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 10:05
Last Modified:08 Sep 2014 14:51

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