Study of Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Manipal University Students based on GETT(General Entrepreneurial Tendency Test)

Sethu, HS (2012) Study of Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Manipal University Students based on GETT(General Entrepreneurial Tendency Test). Voice of Research, an International Journal, 1 (2). pp. 78-83. ISSN 2277-7733

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Do the Indian students have the required traits in expected measures to pursue entrepreneurship as an alternative to their career? Is there any difference in the traits possessed by the students in comparison with the international averages? A Study of students of Manipal University, Karnataka, India was conducted using the General Entrepreneurial Tendency Test GETT) developed at Durham University by John and Caird to identify the entrepreneurial traits of the students. The purpose of the study is to explore the entrepreneurial traits of Indian University students and compare it with international averages. The study is also made to explore if there are any variation of traits amongst the gender, background or streams which the students are studying in. This paper helps in understanding whether the Indian students possess required traits which are necessary to enable them to consider Entrepreneurship as an option for their future goals. Secondly it helps to understand if the scores of the Indian students are deviating from the average scores in order to draw conclusions based on the same. The findings revealed that the scores for all the traits were below average. However, it also revealed that the female students are scoring higher in many of the traits as compared to male students. Future research using a wider sample is necessary to understand the entrepreneurial traits amongst various groups in order to develop different approaches to teaching entrepreneurship as well as capacity building of entrepreneurial students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship Traits, Graduate and undergraduate students
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 07:11
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 07:15

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