Title: Assessing the entrepreneurial intention of undergraduate students in a rapidly changing economy

Authors: Abdulla Hamad M.A. Fetais; Waleed R.U. Ulruhman; Othman Mohammed O. Al Thawadi

Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business & Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business & Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business & Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Abstract: This study aimed to develop and test a model that incorporates insights from two distinct approaches, namely, behavioural and contextual factors, to identify the significant variables influencing the entrepreneurial intention of undergraduate students in Qatar. This research involved a sample of undergraduate students enrolled in Qatar University. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire containing several groups of questions related to behavioural and contextual constructs and entrepreneurial intention. Results show that personal attitude and perceived behavioural control are the most significant factors for entrepreneurial intention. This study is the first of its kind in Qatar that aims to assess entrepreneurial intention from more than one approach. The research implications are discussed.

Keywords: entrepreneurial intention; behavioural approach; contextual approach; personal attitude; perceived behavioural control; Qatar.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2019.103315

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2019 Vol.12 No.4, pp.564 - 581

Received: 22 Feb 2019
Accepted: 23 May 2019

Published online: 23 Oct 2019 *

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