Factors influencing entrepreneurial intentions among Sabah IPTA students

Oziel Eddy Tabak (2011) Factors influencing entrepreneurial intentions among Sabah IPTA students. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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This study is done to identify the relationship of personal traits which include attitude toward behavior, social norm and perceived behavioral control as well as entrepreneurial knowledge with entrepreneurial intentions. In Malaysia, government has been encouraging young adults to venture into businesses or innovation activities rather than depending on employment opportunity. This research done in line with government encouragement from the tenth Malaysian Plan as "The shift to high income will need growth that is based on productivity and led by innovation. Sabah is the second largest state in the country after Sarawak and has many potential sources to be explored, but seem to have largest number of people below the poverty line in Malaysia, and lower than the Indonesian national poverty rate and in the same level as Aceh and Myanmar based on 2004 United Nations figures. As long as we can identify and test the factors of theory of planned behavior (TPB) and entrepreneurial knowledge could influencing them towards entrepreneurship intentions as their personal career choice we can help them to better develop Sabah. The samples in this study are students from three Sabah's' public higher learning Institutes (IPTA) which are University Teknologi MARA Sabah (UiTM), University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu branch

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitude, perceived behavioral control, social norm, entrepreneurial intention, employment opportunity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 06:39
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 02:27
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/9396

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