The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Students Entrepreneurial Intentions and Opportunity Identification Perceptions

8 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2013  

Saeid Karimi

Wageningen UR

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: November 21, 2012

Abstract

This study, based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), assesses the impact of entrepreneurship education programs (EEPs) on entrepreneurial intentions of 205 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, opportunity identification, and intention. Findings suggest that the TPB could be considered to provide a useful framework to analyze how EEP might influence students’ entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Opportunity Identification, 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 Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Students Entrepreneurial Intentions and Opportunity Identification Perceptions (November 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2275638 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2275638

Saeid Karimi (Contact Author)

Wageningen UR ( email )

Hollandseweg 1
Wageningen, 6706KN
Netherlands

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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