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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author St Quintin, Paul
URN etd-07162011-151116
Document Title To be or not to be factors that influence entrepreneurial intention : a Botswana study
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr G Fisher Committee Chair
Keywords
  • entrepreneurial intent
  • interpreneurial self-efficacy
  • entrepreneurial interest
  • cognitive style
  • subjective norms
  • role models
Date 2011-04-12
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

This study explores whether final year university students possess entrepreneurial intention and which factors determine such a career choice. A quantitative study of 228 fourth year undergraduate students from the University of Botswana was undertaken to investigate the relationship between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial self-efficacy and whether this is influenced by internal and environmental factors. This study offers empirical proof that entrepreneurial interests lead to entrepreneurial intent when students posses entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Students with a creative cognitive style show strong entrepreneurial intent irrespective of the level of self-concept. It is suggested that environmental factors do not have a significant influence on the decision to pursue self-employment.

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