n Journal of Contemporary Management - Factors influencing the development of productive entrepreneurial behaviour among university students
|Article Title||Factors influencing the development of productive entrepreneurial behaviour among university students|
|© Publisher:||Prof. Marthie Grobler|
|Journal||Journal of Contemporary Management|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal and 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||287 - 301|
|Keyword(s)||Entrepreneurship, Intentions, Potential graduate entrepreneurs and Productive entrepreneurial behaviour|
South Africa experiences high levels of unemployment and there are various policy proposals aimed at addressing this situation. The most dominant policy proposals come from the National Development Plan, which suggests that small and medium enterprises will play a key role in job creation through procurement, access to equity finance, a simplified regulatory environment and support services.
The objective of this paper is to investigate the factors influencing the development of productive entrepreneurial behaviour among university students. The research methodology focuses on the literature review and a survey of 350 students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
A key finding emanating from the research is that students are positive about starting an own business; however, they cannot translate these intentions into action. A recommendation is that stakeholders need to work together to design focused interventions for potential graduate entrepreneurs.
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