A comparative study between public and private universities students' intention to become entrepreneurs

Sarah Sabrina John Talip (2011) A comparative study between public and private universities students' intention to become entrepreneurs. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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Entrepreneurship has been considered as one of the main tool for a country to be developed. With rapid growth needed and to achieve our Vision 2020, we need to reduce the unemployment rate to the lowest as it can be. In order to do so, the public need to take initiative not to be depending too much with the government solely. However, less studies was carried out to determine the entrepreneurial intention as choices of future career for the future generation. This study aims to understand whether there is a difference between private and public universities students' intention to become an entrepreneur. Other than that, this study also focuses on does the entrepreneurial characteristics and their social environment influences and what motivates them to become an entrepreneur. The data was collected from a sample of 522 from both Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Sabah International Dynamic Management (SlDMA) College. Based on the relationship findings, all the independent variables have significant relationship with entrepreneurial intention except for locus of control, and risk taking. In terms of differences all the variables showed that there is a difference between the private and public universities students except for need for achievement and social environment / friends. In conclusion, there is a difference between the two universities in terms of entrepreneurial intention of the students and the private universities students have a higher intention to become entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keyword: entrepreneurship, SIDMA College, entrepreneurial intention, private university
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
Department: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2013 11:58
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 11:06
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/7702

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