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Factors influencing intention to create new venture among young graduates


  • Hunjra, Ahmed Imran
  • Ahmad, H. Mushtaq
  • Rehman, Kashif-Ur-
  • Safwan, Nadeem


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that are influencing the young graduates for intention to create new venture. The study further highlights how the attraction, networking support, entrepreneurial capabilities, self-independence and self-reliance influence the young students to initiate their new businesses. The sample size of this study was 255 final semester students of various disciplines in different universities from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The survey based questionnaire was used for data collection. Based on findings this study concludes that all variables, included in the study, play a vital role in new venture creation. Therefore, on the basis of findings this study concludes that young students are more motivated towards new venture creation and start their own businesses.

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  • Hunjra, Ahmed Imran & Ahmad, H. Mushtaq & Rehman, Kashif-Ur- & Safwan, Nadeem, 2011. "Factors influencing intention to create new venture among young graduates," MPRA Paper 32679, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32679

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    1. Omer Ali Ibrahim & Sonal Devesh & Vaheed Ubaidullah, 2017. "Implication of attitude of graduate students in Oman towards entrepreneurship: an empirical study," Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Springer;UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, vol. 7(1), pages 1-17, December.

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    Influencing factors; new venture creation; different disciplines; young graduates; motivation;

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    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate

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