An empirical analysis on factors influencing entrepreneurial intention

Mamman, Jose and Joshi, Harish G (2016) An empirical analysis on factors influencing entrepreneurial intention. In: International Business Case Research, 12/12/2016, Honk Kong University, Hong Kong.

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‘Make in India’ is a buzz word in the sub-continent these days. Governments across the world give considerable importance for Entrepreneurship. Significant funds have been set aside for start-up policy of every country. Still there is a lack of focus on content development for entrepreneurial training aspects depends on the regional needs. A cognitive approach is still valid and research is progressing in this direction. These project aims at finding the most influential factor which impact a person’s decision to start an enterprise particularly in South Indian region. This paper tries to fill the gap by providing empirical evidence on designing entrepreneurial training for Rural Self employment training Institutes in India (RSETIs). RSETIs are a hybrid form of organization which was setup by a nationalized bank with support from government and a religious charity institution as part of banks policy of giving back to society. The empirical analysis is carried out at RSETI, Manipal branch trainees using an already validated model in Spain developed by Linan, 2010 and statistical method of regression and factor analysis is used. Data was collected through survey questionnaire from 358 participants and we believe the results will help in designing better training tools for participants. Contrary to the results from Spain, Indian participants were much influenced by leadership qualities and friends evaluation of the enterprise. This result could be tested in other geographies and communities which would help for policy development for the entire country. Currently Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), apex body in India for Entrepreneurship policy making, develops training materials which is distributed all over India and instructs other training institutes to follow the same modules. This system may not be effective because of the cultural diversity of the country, training modules need to be designed based on the age, gender, cultural and regional background of the candidate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural development, start-up policy, entrepreneurship training institutes, self-employment, cultural diversity
Subjects: Management > MIM Manipal
Depositing User: MIM User
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 04:02
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 04:02

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