Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Special Issue: AiCTBM 2018

Entrepreneurial Cognitions in Academia: A Case of Pakistan

Syed Asim Shah, Asim Anwar, Noman Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock, Pakistan.

This study aims to examine the factors that influence the development of entrepreneurial intentions among faculty members having stable jobs and income. The data was collected through well  designed questionnaire using five point Likert scale. The Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) algorithm was used for reaching meaningful results. The results based on the responses of 257  faculty members reveal that attitude towards entrepreneurship, instrumental reasoning, locus of control, and need for achievement have positive and statistical significant linkage with the  development of faculty members’ entrepreneurial intentions. The results also show that general education overall promote the entrepreneurship intention among the highly qualified faculty  member irrespective of their specialization.
Keywords: Attitude towards entrepreneurship, Instrumental reasoning, Locus of control, Need for achievement, Perceived support, Subjective norms, and Entrepreneurial intentions.


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