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UNLACING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL. EXPLORING FACTORS INFLUENCING ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
Año:2016
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  • Economía de negocios
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It is often assumed that there is a strong correlation between entrepreneurship and economic development and a global movement to promote entrepreneurial action is quickly gaining momentum. In emerging economies entrepreneurship may be of crucial importance. It is believed that ?entrepreneurship is the engine that will push the emerging economies forward as the states of the developing world quickly grow to be major economic forces? (Bruton et al., 2008, p. 2), so it is quite surprising that entrepreneurship remains woefully under-examined in this context. This is problematic due to the situated nature of entrepreneurship. Hence, context-specific studies are necessary to enhance entrepreneurship research and to develop more effective strategies to foster entrepreneurship. In this dissertation, I mainly focus on the entrepreneurial intentions of university students in an emerging economy context. I address the measurement issue of entrepreneurial intentions in a culturally heterogeneous society, as well as investigate widely held assumptions concerning the antecedents to entrepreneurial intentions, including the role of past entrepreneurial exposure and the influence of human, social and financial capital. These key variables have been hypothesized as having a positive influence on entrepreneurial intentions and have also been used to form the basis of entrepreneurship training intervention programs. Hence, knowledge of their functioning under different contextual conditions is important because it will allow researchers to fine-tune theories and to expand our theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship in general as well as provide practical guidelines for designing entrepreneurship teaching programs.
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  • Director: Jose Luis Yague Blanco (UPM)
  • Autor: Ian Keith Alexander
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