Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions Among Romanian Students

Popescu, C. C., & Maxim, A. (2014). DETERMINANTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AMONG ROMANIAN STUDENTS. Transformation in Business & Economics, 13.

17 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2016

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Cristian Popescu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Andrei Maxim

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEAA)

Laura Diaconu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: March 11, 2015

Abstract

This paper presents and analyzes the main factors that influence the entrepreneurial intentions of the Romanian students. The study involved both an extensive investigation of the specialized literature and an empirical research, conducted on a sample of 682 Romanian students. After the statistical testing, most of the research hypotheses were confirmed. The results of our research underline the fact that education, gender and personality traits (propensity to take risks, innovativeness and need for achievement) influence the entrepreneurial intentions of the Romanian students. Moreover, it was noticed that those who have or had an entrepreneurial model in their family or among their close friends are more likely to start a new business in the next two to three years.

Keywords: entrepreneurial intentions, education, socio-demographic characteristics, personality traits, Romania

JEL Classification: L26, J24, I23

Suggested Citation

Popescu, Cristian C. and Maxim, Andrei and Diaconu, Laura C., Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions Among Romanian Students (March 11, 2015). Popescu, C. C., & Maxim, A. (2014). DETERMINANTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AMONG ROMANIAN STUDENTS. Transformation in Business & Economics, 13.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2746358

Cristian C. Popescu (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Bd. Carol I no.22
Iasi, RO-700505
Romania

HOME PAGE: http://www.feaa.uaic.ro/catedre/in3.asp?codcat=EC

Andrei Maxim

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEAA) ( email )

Bd. Carol I no.22
Iasi, RO-700505
Romania

HOME PAGE: http://www.feaa.uaic.ro/faculty/andrei-maxim/

Laura C. Diaconu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Bd. Carol I no.22
Iasi, RO-700505
Romania

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