The Influence of Perceived Contextual and Cultural Factors on Entrepreneurial Intentions Among Iranian College Students
38 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last revised: 26 Nov 2013
Date Written: October 27, 2011
The present study explores the impact of contextual and cultural factors on the development of students’ entrepreneurial intentions. Primary data was collected from a sample of 347 students following entrepreneurship courses at 7 universities in Iran. Hierarchical multiple regression is used to analyze the data. The study found positive effects of perceived relational support, individualism and collectivism on students’ entrepreneurial intentions. Furthermore, the results illustrated that education level and knowing an entrepreneurial role model also have a direct influence on entrepreneurial intentions. Perceived environmental and university support, perceived barriers and power distance were not considered important in this regard.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial intentions, cultural values, contextual factors, entrepreneurship education, Iran
JEL Classification: M13
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