ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION OF BUSINESS STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN: MOTIVATIONS AND OBSTACLES

Noor Ahmed Memon, Tayyaba Rafique Makhdoom, Ghulam Murtaza Shah, Ghazala Tunio

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The aim of this study is to examine the entrepreneurial intention of Pakistani business students and the influence of motivators and obstacles of it. Total 637 final year graduates and post graduates business student of Hyderabad and Jamshoro districts participated in the survey. The data was accumulated through self-administrated questionnaires. To measure the reliability, Cronbach’s alpha and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for normality were employed. Descriptive statistics, principal component analysis, varimax orthogonal rotation method were used to analyze the data. The result showed low degree of entrepreneurial intention amongst business students in Pakistan. They prefer jobs as compare to establish their own business in near future but at the same time they have good intention to start their own business someday. Furthermore, the key motivators recognized by this study are autonomy and employment, whereas capital and risk are significant obstacles.  


Keywords


entrepreneurship, intention of business students, motivations, obstacles

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