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Entrepreneurship Intentions of students and Young Graduates in India

Athikalam, Thomas (2020) Entrepreneurship Intentions of students and Young Graduates in India. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Entrepreneurship is considered to be one of the key drivers of economic growth in any region. Entrepreneurship is the skill and inclination to create, organize, and manage an enterprise. This paper aims to understand the Entrepreneurial inclination of students and young graduates in India. It also explores the sources of entrepreneurial inspiration for young graduates and various barriers to Entrepreneurship. Paper tries to determine whether entrepreneurial education affects entrepreneurial motivation among students & graduates and discusses in detail the traits that an entrepreneur possesses. Understanding the perceived motivations and obstacles to entrepreneurship would also help policymakers to create policies and eliminate the blockades. The research included a sample of 209 University students and young graduates from India. Quantitative analysis was done using a cross-sectional research design on various factors and motivations of entrepreneurship. The study reveals that the main reasons why students do not choose entrepreneurship as a career are financial instability. The findings also suggest that other entrepreneurs' influence turns out to be the main source of motivation for young people to become an entrepreneur in India. The significant association between gender and perceived difficulty of starting a venture in India is noteworthy. There should be more opportunities to encourage budding entrepreneurs that can improve society as a whole and unemployment situation in India. This study contributes to the literature on Young graduate's entrepreneurial motivation, entrepreneurial education, and barriers young graduates face to become entrepreneurs in India.

Keywords: Barriers to entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship education, Sources of Entrepreneurial motivation

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > New Business Enterprises
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 10:53
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 10:53

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