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From entrepreneurial career choice to graduate entrepreneur: an exploratory study

Lim, Hock Eam and Soon, Jan Jan (2015) From entrepreneurial career choice to graduate entrepreneur: an exploratory study. In: 11th Asian Academy of Management International Conference 2015 (AAMC 2015), 2nd - 4th October 2015, Penang, Malaysia.

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This paper aims to study the graduates’ entrepreneurial career choice and their actual labour market outcomes of being entrepreneur using a sample of 1,723 Malaysian graduates. Descriptive statistics, cross-tabulations, logit and tobit model are the methodology used in this paper. Results reveal around one third of the graduates choose entrepreneurship as their first choice career. Nevertheless, a handful of them became graduate entrepreneurs. Graduates who are more likely to be entrepreneur are: those with prior entrepreneur experiences, UMK graduates, male, married, father is entrepreneur, and choose entrepreneurship as first choice career. Moreover, graduates who choose entrepreneurship as their first choice career and with entrepreneurial family background have the shortest job search duration, either being entrepreneur or paid employees. Various policy implications are drawn and presented based on these findings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-394-227-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graduate entrepreneur, entrepreneurial career choice, job search duration, logit model,tobit model.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Dr. Lim Hock Eam
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 02:27
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 02:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20313

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