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Title: Entrepreneurial intentions of information technology students: the theory of planned behaviour, the role of gender and education
Authors: Sitaridis, Ioannis
Kitsios, Fotis
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Economics and Business::Business and Management
Keywords: Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Intention
Theory of Planned Behavior
Entrepreneurship Education
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
First Page: 316
Abstract: Entrepreneurial activity and self-employment is considered a major motor of innovation, and economic development. Entrepreneurial intention, introduced in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), is considered a major predictor of actual entrepreneurial career. Statistical regression analysis was used for the empirical examination of the entrepreneurial intentions of information technology (IT) students, in order to identify possible points of intervention, in the direction of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit. The contribution of the TPB antecedents was evaluated, along with the effect of gender and entrepreneurial course. Personal attitudes and perceived behavioural control proved to play a vital role in entrepreneurial intentions, whereas social norm had no significant effect. Female students showed reduced intentions towards entrepreneurship, in comparison to their male counterparts. Finally the role of entrepreneurship course attendance was not significant. These findings have considerable implications for educators, curriculum designers and policy makers.
ISSN: 1549-9324
Other Identifiers: 10.1504/JIBED.2017.10006572
Appears in Collections:Department of Applied Informatics

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