Competency as an enabler for entrepreneurial intention among female post-graduates
by J. Krithika; K.R. Sowmya; P. Syamala Gouri
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WREMSD), Vol. 19, No. 1/2, 2023

Abstract: Various behavioural theories agree that intention precedes any planned behaviour. One who has a strong entrepreneurial intent becomes an entrepreneur. Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour is one of the psychological theories that predict human behaviour and has been widely used to predict the entrepreneurial intention. Higher education is expected to instil entrepreneurial skillsets among the students. Growing economies witness an increased number of women entrepreneurs. Governments encourage by incentivising the women-owned start-ups. Women entrepreneurs' contribution to the economy is inevitable for a country that has a sex ratio of 933. The paper is aimed at studying the entrepreneurial intent and competencies among the female postgraduates. Research model is developed by extending the theory of planned behaviour with entrepreneurial competency as an additional predictor variable. Results revealed that possessing entrepreneurial competencies has a positive and significant effect on the entrepreneurial intention and can be an enabler for entrepreneurial intention.

Online publication date: Wed, 30-Nov-2022

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