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Predicting entrepreneurial intention among business students of public sector universities of Pakistan: an application of the entrepreneurial event model

Bahadur Ali Soomro (Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Abdul Haq Campus, Karachi, Pakistan)
Ghulam Rasool Lakhan (Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Abdul Haq Campus, Karachi, Pakistan)
Shahnawaz Mangi (Government College University, Hyderabad, Pakistan)
Naimatullah Shah (Department of Public Admininstration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan) (College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 29 April 2020

Issue publication date: 2 June 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper tries to examine the entrepreneurial intention of business students of public sector universities of Pakistan through the entrepreneurial event model (EEM).

Design/methodology/approach

The study is a quantitative study and is based on cross-sectional data. The data is collected through a survey questionnaire. The random sample technique is used for data collection. The respondents are the business students of different public sector universities of Pakistan. In total 310 valid samples are utilized for final analysis.

Findings

By employing to SEM through Analysis of Moment Structure (AMOS) version 26.0, the overall findings show a positive and significant impact of perceived feasibility (PF), perceived desirability (PD) and self-efficacy on entrepreneurial intention (EI).

Practical implications

The outcomes of the study may be helpful for policymakers to formulate the policies regarding the promotion of entrepreneurship and self-employment for reducing the burden of unemployment. Possibly, it may prove as an appliance for prosperity and income generation through boosting entrepreneurship. Moreover, it may contribute to the literature of entrepreneurship, mainly for Pakistan and the developing world.

Originality/value

The study would support in achieving economic development by diverting individuals' intention for entrepreneurship.

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Citation

Soomro, B.A., Lakhan, G.R., Mangi, S. and Shah, N. (2020), "Predicting entrepreneurial intention among business students of public sector universities of Pakistan: an application of the entrepreneurial event model", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 219-230. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-11-2019-0092

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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