Title: An empirical study on entrepreneurial intentions among Japanese university students

Authors: Kosei Fukuda

Addresses: Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University, 742-1 Higashinakano, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0393, Japan

Abstract: Previous empirical studies on students' entrepreneurial intentions lack the viewpoint of career choice. This paper adopts a framework through which becoming an entrepreneur is the result of selecting from alternative careers by applying a multinomial logit model to survey data on 187 university students. The estimation results indicate that: 1) both entrepreneurial experience and the existence of an admired entrepreneur positively affect entrepreneurial intention; 2) membership in the faculty of commerce positively affects entrepreneurial intention and negatively affects the intention to become a public employee; 3) co-residence with family is negatively related to entrepreneurial intention.

Keywords: career choice; entrepreneurial intentions; multinomial logit; Japan; entrepreneurship; university students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2014.059474

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2014 Vol.21 No.2, pp.216 - 230

Published online: 21 Feb 2014 *

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