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Enterprising profile and career development of Kuwaitiyouth community

Mohammad Zainal (Center of Excellence in Management, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait)

Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

ISSN: 1750-6204

Article publication date: 9 August 2021

Issue publication date: 29 November 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of entrepreneurial profile dimensions on the career development of the youth community in Kuwait. Further, this study aims to measure the moderating effect of entrepreneurial education on entrepreneurial profile dimensions and entrepreneurial career development (ECD) relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

The study will use a quantitative research methodology. This study is focussed on measuring the impact of these eight entrepreneurial profiles, namely, self-efficacity; opportunity detector abilities; creativity; persistence; risk-taking propensity; sociability; planning abilities and leadership skills as independent variables on the ECD as a dependent variable. Entrepreneurship education is considered as moderating variable. A structured questionnaire is distributed to 200 students who study at the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University (KU), where 170 students responded positively and the response rate was 85%. The evaluation of the proposed model was done through structural equation modelling analysis.

Findings

The results will show how these dimensions impact the decision on the ECD.

Research limitations/implications

This research is conducted only in one college of KU and the findings cannot be used to generalise the impact of these dimensions on the career development of all young people of Kuwait.

Originality/value

There are very few studies about entrepreneurship in general in Kuwait and this research will be an additional value and contribution in this field for a particular context. It is the first effort to measure the impact of entrepreneurial profile dimensions on career development in Kuwait, and this research will be a good base for similar studies in other Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and beyond.

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Citation

Zainal, M. (2022), "Enterprising profile and career development of Kuwaitiyouth community", Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 16 No. 6, pp. 1014-1032. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-05-2021-0061

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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