Title: Awareness, entrepreneurial event theory and theory of planned behaviour as antecedents of student entrepreneurial intentions: an Indian perspective

Authors: Mihir Joshi; Geeta Joshi; Swati Pathak

Addresses: Faculty of Management Studies, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, India ' Department of Arts, Mahila Vidyalaya PG College, HNB Garhwal University, India ' Invertis University, Bareilly, India

Abstract: The studies concerning the evaluation of entrepreneurial theories across Indian subcontinent are scarce. Current study evaluates the theory of planned behaviour, entrepreneurial event theory and their relationship to entrepreneurial intentions in Indian context. Two hundred students from selected Northern Indian universities were covered for the present research. Awareness related to the skill-based initiatives taken and startup platform developed by the Indian government was also included as one of the antecedents in the study. The t-tests statistics show no significant difference in the entrepreneurial intentions of the male and female groups. The results of the study show a significant influence of the components perceived desirability, perceived feasibility and awareness on the intentions. The antecedents of the theory of planned behaviour also show a significant positive impact on the entrepreneurial intentions of university students. CFA was applied to test the measurement models for both the EET and TPB theories. The indicators of the good fitting measurement model were then regressed on the dependent variable.

Keywords: awareness; theory of planned behaviour; TPB; entrepreneurial event theory; EET; entrepreneurial intentions; startups; CFA; perceived feasibility; perceived desirability; perceived social norms; attitude.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2020.10030112

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.25 No.2, pp.170 - 184

Received: 28 Feb 2018
Accepted: 31 May 2018

Published online: 30 Jun 2020 *

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