The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Developing Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions

11 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2012 Last revised: 21 Nov 2012

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Saeid Karimi

Bu-Ali Sina University

Harm J. A. Biemans

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) - Education and Competence Studies

Thomas Lans

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) - Education and Competence Studies

Martin Mulder

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) - Education and Competence Studies

Mohammad Chizari

Tarbiat Modares University

Date Written: September 27, 2012

Abstract

This study, based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), assesses the impact of entrepreneurship education programs (EEPs) on entrepreneurial intentions of 320 students following entrepreneurship courses at six Iranian universities. Data were collected by a questionnaire before and after completing EEPs. Result indicated that EEPs significantly influence perceived behavioral control and subjective norms. However, no support was found for the effects of EEPs on attitudes toward entrepreneurship and intention. Findings suggest that the TPB could be considered to provide a useful framework to analyze how EEP might influence students’ entrepreneurial intentions.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Intention, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Iran

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Karimi, Saeid and Biemans, Harm J. A. and Lans, Thomas and Mulder, Martin and Chizari, Mohammad, The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Developing Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions (September 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152944 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2152944

Saeid Karimi (Contact Author)

Bu-Ali Sina University ( email )

Bl. Pajouhesh
Hamedan, Hamedan 6706KN
Iran

Harm J. A. Biemans

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) - Education and Competence Studies

P.O. Box 8130
6700 HB Wageningen
Netherlands

Thomas Lans

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) - Education and Competence Studies ( email )

P.O. Box 8130
6700 HB Wageningen
Netherlands

Martin Mulder

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) - Education and Competence Studies ( email )

P.O. Box 8130
6700 HB Wageningen
Netherlands

Mohammad Chizari

Tarbiat Modares University ( email )

Iran

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