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MANAGERIAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF STUDENTS - THE CASE OF BiH

Bahrija Umihanic (), Sabina Ðonlagic Alibegovic () and Ana Marija Alfirevic ()
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Bahrija Umihanic: Faculty of Economics, University of Tuzla
Sabina Ðonlagic Alibegovic: Faculty of Economics, University of Tuzla
Ana Marija Alfirevic: Faculty of applied sciences "Marko Marulic", Knin

Economic Review: Journal of Economics and Business, 2017, vol. 15, issue 2, 43-52

Abstract: Youth entrepreneurship is becoming an attractive topic, even for the wider public, especially in transitional countries, characterized by high unemployment rates. Governments often try to stimulate the entrepreneurial activities of younger population. Nevertheless, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) indicate inadequate support to education for entrepreneurship, as well as inadequate interest of young people in BiH for the creation of own entrepreneurial ventures. In this paper, authors’ intent is to analyze the career aspirations of BiH students, in terms of a choice between managerial and entrepreneurial career, after the formal education. The preliminary empirical results indicate that BiH students perceive a managerial job as a preferable career choice and confirm lower orientation of the students and the society toward entrepreneurship. The results could be useful to formulate adequate educational and public policies, aimed toward strengthening youth entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Career aspirations; Managerial and entrepreneurial careers; Youth population (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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