Motivational Factors and Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Intention Among Business Students

Ku Naraini, Che Ku Yusof and Izah, Mohd Tahir and Rosmaria, Jaffar @ Harun and Mohd Jaffri, Abu Bakar (2014) Motivational Factors and Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Intention Among Business Students. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (5). pp. 41-50. ISSN 1991-8178

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Entrepreneurship education is considered important and is integrated in the curriculum of undergraduate studies in the higher institutions in Malaysia. However, not all students have the intentions to become entrepreneur once they graduated from the university. This paper investigates the motivational factors and the obstacles among business students in their intention to become entrepreneur. Structured questionnaires adopted from previous studies were distributed to 294 business students doing their undergraduate studies in one of the public university in Malaysia. The results found that the main motivational factors are to realize their dream, maintain their family and opportunities available in the market. The students perceived that the main obstacles faced are lack of savings, lack of business experience, uncertainty of future if they start business and fail to build trust among partners. These findings could be used to assist students in their future career to become an entrepreneur.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, Motivational factors, Obstacles, Entrepreneurial intention, business students
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Management
Depositing User: Rafidah Saaid
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 01:36
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 01:36

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