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TitleEntrepreneurial predisposition and intention of students from the IFRN – Mossoró, Brazil
Author(s)Gurgel, Giovane
Rodrigues, Cristina S.
Vieira, Filipa Dionísio
KeywordsBrazil
Entrepreneurial intention
Entrepreneurship
Secondary technical students
Issue date2014
PublisherWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
JournalInternational Science Index
Abstract(s)IFRN – Mossoró is a Brazilian technical education institute that develops several activities to encourage entrepreneurship, such as a curricular discipline about enterprise management and the existence of a business incubator. Despite efforts, the business incubator does not produce the expected effects. Therefore, what predisposes students to start their own business? If literature review explores determinant factors like the family and personal characteristics, it can be sustained that entrepreneurship skills can be taught since primary level, until university level. This paper presents the results of research project “Empreende IFRN” to understand the entrepreneurial predisposition and intention of the students from technical level courses. Data from 365 students from technical level courses reveal an increased entrepreneurial intention of students during time (from a 2 years period to someday in the future). The entrepreneurial behavior of parents affects students’ perception about starting their own business. Students also present a cautions behavior, preferring bank deposit and investment fund instead starting a business.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/31093
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em revistas internacionais/Papers in international journals
CGIT - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica

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