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Factors Affecting the Intention to Become an Entrepreneur: A Study from Bangladeshi Business Graduates Perspective

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  • S M Kabir

    (Department of Marketing - Rajshahi University)

  • Ahasanul Haque

    (Department of Business Administration - International Islamic University Malaysia [Kuala Lumpur])

  • Abdullah Sarwar

    (Faculty of Management - Multimedia university of Cyberjaya)

Abstract

The current stage of entrepreneurial culture in Bangladesh encourages rethinking about the content and approach of teaching in entrepreneurship education. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying the factors influencing Bangladeshi graduates' intention toward becoming entrepreneurs. A sample of 387 business graduate students was selected randomly from both private and public universities located in Dhaka and Rajshahi. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) has been employed to test the structural relationship among variables that influence respondent's entrepreneurial intention. This study has found that entrepreneurial education will provide skills and knowledge that might help the students to change their typical mind-set from searching job to creating jobs. Hence, focusing on developing entrepreneurial mind through education will have importance for the development of entrepreneurial culture as well as for the sustainable socioeconomic development in Bangladesh.

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  • S M Kabir & Ahasanul Haque & Abdullah Sarwar, 2017. "Factors Affecting the Intention to Become an Entrepreneur: A Study from Bangladeshi Business Graduates Perspective," Post-Print hal-01580857, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01580857
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    Keywords

    Intention; Entrepreneurial Education; Self-Efficacy; Attitude; Subjective Norm; Bangladesh;

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