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Entrepreneurial characteristics and entrepreneurial intentions among undergraduates: Case of UiTM's students


Amir, Abdul Razak and Abdullah, Syahrina and Mohamad, Armanurah (2010) Entrepreneurial characteristics and entrepreneurial intentions among undergraduates: Case of UiTM's students. In: The First Seminar On: Entrepreneurship and Societal Development in Asean (ISE-SODA 2010) "Achieving Regional Growth through Entrepreneurship Education", 27th February-1st March 2010, City Bayview Hotel Langkawi. ASEAN Universities Consortium of Enterpreneurship Education (AUCEE), pp. 70-82. ISBN 983-2078-36-4

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Abstract

It is widely recognized that the entrepreneurship field was an engine of economics growth and development. For many years, entrepreneurial characteristics had been studied and research performed by many researchers. However, all those studies have not distinctively identified potential entrepreneur to be involved in an entrepreneurial training program. In this study, the researchers randomly selected respondent's students from UiTM. They are graduating undergraduates who had voluntarily attended the Undergraduates Basic Entrepreneurship Course (UBEC). UBEC is an undergraduate entrepreneurship-training program specifically allocated for graduating students. The National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN) sponsors this program. The Malaysian Entrepreneurial Development Center (MEDEC) with the consent and cooperation from UiTM organizes this program. The study is to determine the relationship behveen the internal locus of control, risk taking propensity, self-efficacy and need for achievement characteristics towards entrepreneurial intentions among participants of UBEC.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This seminar is collaboration between The Co-operative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI) of Universiti Utara Malaysia; National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN); Universiti Padjajaran (UNPAD), Bandung; Universiti Komputer Indonesia (UNIKOM) and Prince Songkla of University (PSU), Thailand.
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurial intention, locus of control, need for achievement, risk-taking propensiry, self-efficacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Centre for General Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 04:07
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 07:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2950

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