Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention Among Millennial Generation

Abdul Majid, Izaidin and Sa'ari, Juan Rizal and Koe, Wei Loon (2012) Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention Among Millennial Generation. In: (ELSEVIER) The 2012 International Spring Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management , 13-15 Jan 2012, JomTien PalmBeach (Hotel & Resort), Pattaya, Thailand .

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Entrepreneurs are the "engines of economic growth". They have brought enormous positive contributions to a country's economic growth and social development. Among the contributions are such as innovation and job creation. As entrepreneurship is synonymous with self-employed, it is believed to be an effective strategy in handling the issue of employability, particularly among the youths. Understanding of the factors that predict entrepreneurial intention is crucial because entrepreneurial behavior is a result of intention. Though entrepreneurial intention has been widely studied by scholars from overseas, the question of their applicability in the local setting still remains. To date, intention of young generation, specifically the millennial generation in our country to embark on entrepreneurship continues to be unclear. As such, this conceptual paper proposes a research framework by extending Ajzen's (1991) theory of planned behavior (TPB) to study entrepreneurial intention among millennial generation. Specifically, knowledge, experience and ties are the independent variables; meanwhile, attitude, social norm, perceived behavioral control and personality traits act as the mediating variables. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management Society (APBITM).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Department of Technopreneurship
Depositing User: Prof Madya Dr. Izaidin Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 02:57
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:18
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