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Inclination Towards Entrepreneurship: A Study of Undergraduate Students in Management Programme

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Management

Volume 6 Issue 3

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Rahul Pratap Singh Kaurav, Sanjeet Yadav | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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The dynamism of entrepreneurial process has been a topic of interest to many researchers, and various studies have been conducted to analyse entrepreneurial inclination. However, the viewpoint of undergraduate students from business management programme is yet to be understood and explored. Therefore, this study was carried out to find out the aspects of entrepreneurship from the perception of undergraduate students. Primary data was collected by survey method from students using judgemental random sampling. In total 130 responses were collected from students in Gwalior region. The data is found to be reliable for the study. The study has employed both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Preferences were ranked based on mean score and factor analysis was done to describe variability among observed and correlated variables. The study fulfills all its objectives and identifies three factors named, external support, interpersonal skills, and facilitating factors. This study can be a useful contribution for the students and for academicians to understand various factors affecting students behaviour to start their own business. The study can be useful for the government departments so that they can concentrate on the factors encouraging the intent of the youth of the country to start a business of their own.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Intent, Student, Business Management, Female Entrepreneurs

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