The Phenomenon of Entrepreneurship Among StudentsProceeding: 7th International Conference Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES 2019) (IMES)
Publication Date: 2019-05-30
Authors : Karolina Palimąka;
Page : 669-676
Keywords : Entrepreneurship; starting a business; students; Poland;
The aim of the study was to answer the question what factors determine the tendencyto set up their own business among students of the University of Information Technology andManagement in Rzeszów (Poland) – both in the group of students declaring the willingness tostart a company, and among the undecided. In addition, the answer to the question whetherthere is a relationship between the declaration of willingness to establish a company and gender,or, according to them, professional experience, appropriate education and the market are anindispensable criterion determining the establishment of their own company. Design/methodology/approach: Data collected during the among 447 students in May 2017at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. Only 394 responseswere used for analyses, which were subjected to cross-checking according to the relevantvariables. The chi-square test were used to verify the occurrence dependence of variables. Findings: The conducted research shows that there is a dependence between the declaration ofstarting own business and gender, but professional experience or adequate education is not anessential criterion that determines the decision to start up a business. Among the surveyedstudents, the idea and the desire to be independent have the biggest impact on the decision. Research/practical implications: The obtained results determine the decision to continue theresearch in order to get an answer to the question - if the motives to set up your own companyare the same from the perspective of people determined to set it up, and those who are notinterested in this option - which has an even greater impact on such declaration. The results ofthe analyses carried out in this way will allow to adapt educational activities towards theincrease in interest in starting their own business. Originality/value: The research presented here uses its own set of data. In addition, they area pilot experiment of a conducted research in the international field.
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