DIFFERENCES IN ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION AND CHARACTERISTICS ACCORDING TO DEMOGRAPHICS AND OTHER FACTORS


Saral H. C. , Alpkan L.

Joint Conference of 14th International Strategic Management Conference (ISMC) and 8th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation and Business (ICLTIBM), Prague, Czech Republic, 12 - 14 July 2018, vol.54, pp.364-376 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 54
  • Doi Number: 10.15405/epsbs.2019.01.02.32
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-376

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is a subject that has been emphasized especially over the last decades as the driving force of economic development and social prosperity. Majority of the research focused on personality traits and contingency factors. There are many more factors that are thoroughly investigated for their role in the orientation of people to entrepreneurial activities such as the environment, culture, role models, education and work experience. In this paper we compared variance in the entrepreneurial intention and entrepreneurial characteristics of innovativeness, need for achievement, need for autonomy and risk-taking propensity according to age, gender, attendance to entrepreneurship course and entrepreneurs in the family. The survey administrated to a sample of 607 university students and graduates showed the following results; it is found that males are more entrepreneurially intended than females; similarly people who had taken entrepreneurship course and people who have entrepreneurs in their family have higher entrepreneurial intention, married people have lower risk-taking propensity but higher need for achievement and risk-taking decreases with age. Research outcomes discussed for strategic management and managerial aspects. (C) 2019 Published by Future Academy www.FutureAcademy.org.uk