ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

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Enhancing the Entrepreneurship Intentions of Undergraduate Business Students
Vida Skudiene, Vilte Auruskeviciene, Asta Pundziene

ABSTRACT. The paper investigates the perception of how different factors such as personal characteristics (psychological and non-psychological) and environmental conditions associate with undergraduate business students’ entrepreneurship intensions. Data were collected from 230 undergraduate business students from Lithuania. The findings suggest that both personal and environmental factors determine entrepreneurship intention of undergraduate students. Although one personal psychological factor – uncertainty avoidance – did not correlate with entrepreneurial intentions. Overall, the results provide support for university entrepreneurship programs. Educational institutions in order to nurture students’ entrepreneurship intensions have to focus on university environment, entrepreneurial knowledge, and non-psychological characteristics of the students.

KEYWORDS: entrepreneurship intensions, undergraduate students, Lithuania.

JEL classification: A22, P2.

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