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Entrepreneurial Attributes Among Postgraduate Students of a Pakistani University


  • Mubarka Khadija

    (University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Department of Business Administration)

  • Yousaf Usman

    (Quaid-e-Azam University)

  • Altaf Mohsin

    (University of Sargodha)


This research examines the entrepreneurial characteristics among the student of University of Sargodha. The main task was to explore the entrepreneurial characteristics of the graduate students. Two hundred students from different departments returned complete questionnaires.To increase the representation, random sampling was selected. Findings revealed that self-efficacy, efficiency and commitment and entrepreneurial inclinations were the most important factors. The research showed that majority of the students have characteristics to become an entrepreneur and they showed positive response. However demographic factors have a minor impact on entrepreneurial attributes. The entrepreneurial attributes can be increased by offering certain courses which helps in increasing entrepreneurial attributes.

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  • Mubarka Khadija & Yousaf Usman & Altaf Mohsin, 2012. "Entrepreneurial Attributes Among Postgraduate Students of a Pakistani University," Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, Institute of Economic Sciences, issue 3-4, pages 86-101.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2012:i:3-4:p:86-101

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    Entrepreneurship attributes; students;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration


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