Central European Management Journal

The Role of Internship and Business Incubation Programs in Forming Entrepreneurial Intentions: an Empirical Analysis from Pakistan

Zreen, Aneeqa Farrukh, Muhammad Nazar, Nida Khalid, Rimsha

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology | Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

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Purpose: Entrepreneurship is a vital tool for the economic development of any country. As a fiel of research, entrepreneurship has become a diversified area of study. A plethora of studies appeared that investigate the antecedents of entrepreneurial intention, most of them focus on personality traits and other psychological factors. However, the studies focus less on practical entrepreneurial education such as internship and business incubation. Thus, the current study seeks to fill this gap by empirically investigating the impact of business incubators and internship programs on student’s entrepreneurial intention in the Pakistani context.

Methodology: The authors collected data through a structured questionnaire from students and ran partial least square structural equation modeling technique by SmartPLS software. Findings: The results show that business incubators and internship programs have a strong and positive statistically significant impact on entrepreneurial intentions.

Implication: The current study can help policy-makers get a better insight on entrepreneurship so as to improve its innovation, proactivity, and risk-taking ability and how these factors can amend the lack of entrepreneurial awareness among business students.


Czasopismo Central European Management Journal 
Tom 27 
Numer 2 
Data wydania 2019 
Typ Article 
Język en
Paginacja 97-113
DOI 10.7206/jmba.ce.2450-7814.255
ORCID Zreen, A.: 0000-0002-6272-5571 Farrukh, M.: 0000-0002-3569-305X
ISSN 2658-0845
eISSN 2658-2430