Journal of Management and Business Administration. Central Europe

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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Abstract

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.

Metadata

Journal Journal of Management and Business Administration. Central Europe 
Volume 27 
Issue 2 
Issue date 2019 
Type Article 
Language en
Pagination 97-113
DOI 10.7206/jmba.ce.2450-7814.255
ORCID Zreen, A.: 0000-0002-6272-5571 Farrukh, M.: 0000-0002-3569-305X
ISSN 2450-7814
eISSN 2450-8829