A STUDY OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AMONG BUSINESS AND COMMERCE GRADUATES: EVIDENCE FROM PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITIES
Dr. Sadia Anwer (),
Dr. Javed Ahmed Chandio () and
Muhammad Ashraf ()
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Dr. Sadia Anwer: Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Dr. Javed Ahmed Chandio: Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Muhammad Ashraf: Faculty of Management Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
IBT Journal of Business Studies (JBS), 2019, vol. 15, issue 2, 15-9
Developing nations, like Pakistan, have been espousing a host of several economic challenges. Finding a job for an educated person is hard. The governments of these nations are struggling with the scarcity of resources to accommodate the young human capital. Hence under such perplexing conditions, the finding and earning a source of bread and butter under the name of entrepreneurship has been considered as the best solution to the challenge. However, being an entrepreneur in a country like Pakistan requires several cool capabilities and attitudes. The educational pattern in Pakistan is shaping the youngsters to meet the challenges of the job market, by replacing them with an entrepreneurial attitude. This study is, therefore, has attempted to investigate the relationship between business and commerce graduatesâ€™ personality traits and entrepreneurial traits. In this regard, the shreds of evidence have gathered from the public sector universities of Sindh, which is imparting professional and academic excellence to the lower-middle-class population of the province. Using the Partial Least Squire approach the gathered data was analyzed. The results revealed that Goals and aspirations significantly predicted the entrepreneurial intention among business and commerce graduates. However Big-5 personality and Risk-taking attitude did not influence the entrepreneurâ€™s intention. The findings of the study will add value to this existing entrepreneurial literature, in Pakistani particularly the Sindh context.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intention; Big-5 Personality traits; expectancy-value theory; Sindh; Pakistan. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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