TITLE

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY INTO THE FACTORS THAT IMPACT ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEHAVIORS IN DEPRESSED ECONOMIES

AUTHOR(S)
Didier, Sharon
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Global Conference on Business & Finance Proceedings;Jun2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p180
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper measures students' intentions to engage in entrepreneurial behaviors. Schumpeter's (1934) concept of economic development shadows some of the constructs reviewed in the assessment of the factors that may contribute to the overall economic development of depressed economies. The Theory of Planned Behavior is used to group the independent variables for analysis. Socioeconomic, conditional, and personal factors form a solid basis in the review. A pretest was used to measure variables for the study. This resulted in the development of a 5 point Likert-Type scale measuring twenty variables. The paper's focus does not exclusively center on economic theory, but tries to present some considerations in addressing the conditions that impact the overall success of startups in relation to economic and regional development. Primary data is accumulated from four secondary schools, N=351, and the literature is focused on the four categories which form the framework of the study. In support of some of the secondary and primary data, the results indicate that socioeconomic factors show the most impact on the youths' decision to engage in entrepreneurial behavior. Internal factors such as self-awareness, passion and self-confidence also show significance. Future studies should include the impact of culture and religion.
ACCESSION #
76593222

 

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