Entrepreneurial intentions among managers in Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Samry Suhaimin (2006) Entrepreneurial intentions among managers in Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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This paper aims to identify determinants of entrepreneurial intentions among managers. This study based on data collected from ninety nine (99) managers in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A total of 99 copies questionnaire were received which made up 49% response rate. The main focus is to what extent the impact of demographic factors, individual background, personality trait and attitudes and contextual elements on entrepreneurial intention. Independent variables in the study include demographic factors and individual background, personality traits and attitudes, and contextual elements. The dependent variable is entrepreneurial intention. Self efficacy and instrumental readiness are the variables that affect entrepreneurial intention most significantly. Previous entrepreneurial experience and family background in entrepreneurship have Significant influence the entrepreneurial intention. However, age, gender, level of education, educational background are not Significant influence entrepreneurial intention. The variance in the regression analysis on entrepreneurial intention was Significantly explained by the four independent variables namely, need for achievement, and locus of control, self efficacy and instrumental readiness.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keyword: entrepreneurial intention, manager, demographic factor, individual background, personality trait, locus of control, self efficacy, instrumental readiness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
Department: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 10:32
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/6328

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