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Exploratory Study on Student’s Entrepreneurial Intentions in Developed and Emerging Countries

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  • Renata Dana NIÞU-ANTONIE

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    (West University of Timiºoara, Romania)

  • Emõke-Szidónia FEDER

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    (West University of Timiºoara, Romania)

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    The present research aims to discover the determinants of students’ entrepreneurial intentions, beneficiaries of entrepreneurial education through their academic curricula, in accordance with the fundamentals of the rational action and planned behaviour theory (TPB). A number of 120 students from four emerging countries (Hungary, India, Moldova, Romania) and 150 students from developed economies (Austria, Denmark, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America) have been surveyed through questionnaires for data collection and structural equation modelling purposes. The attained empirical results proved that personal attitude and perceived behavioural control constitute direct determinants of entrepreneurial intentions, subjective norms as indirect factor, while entrepreneurial education has exclusive influence in developed countries. The considered behavioural characteristics have stronger influence on youth’s entrepreneurial intentions in the case of emerging countries compared to the developed ones. The undersized countrywide population limits the generalisability of the empirical investigation. The research proves the practical applicability of TPB in different economic frameworks and highlights the necessity to orient government initiatives toward motivational stimuli in order to increase national entrepreneurial initiatives.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2017)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 31-43

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    Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:18:y:2017:i:1:p:31-43
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    1. von Graevenitz, Georg & Harhoff, Dietmar & Weber, Richard, 2010. "The effects of entrepreneurship education," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 76(1), pages 90-112, October.
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