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Entrepreneurial Attributes Among Postgraduate Students of a Pakistani University

Mubarka Khadija, Yousaf Usman and Altaf Mohsin
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Mubarka Khadija: University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Department of Business Administration
Yousaf Usman: Quaid-e-Azam University
Altaf Mohsin: University of Sargodha

Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, 2012, issue 3-4, 86-101

Abstract: This research examines the entrepreneurial characteristics among the student of University of Sargodha. The main task was to explore the entrepreneurial characteristics of the graduate students. Two hundred students from different departments returned complete questionnaires.To increase the representation, random sampling was selected. Findings revealed that self-efficacy, efficiency and commitment and entrepreneurial inclinations were the most important factors. The research showed that majority of the students have characteristics to become an entrepreneur and they showed positive response. However demographic factors have a minor impact on entrepreneurial attributes. The entrepreneurial attributes can be increased by offering certain courses which helps in increasing entrepreneurial attributes.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship attributes; students (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 M1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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