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Integrating and Extending Competing Intention Models to Understand the Entrepreneurial Intention of Senior University Students

Eid, Riyad, Badewi, Amgad, Selim, Hassan, El-Gohary, Hatem (2019) Integrating and Extending Competing Intention Models to Understand the Entrepreneurial Intention of Senior University Students. Education + Training, . ISSN 0040-0912. (doi:10.1108/ET-02-2018-0030) (KAR id:71487)


The growing interest in the development of Entrepreneurial Intention (EI) has increased the importance of theories that explain and anticipate the tendency among individuals to start a new business. However, most of these theories focus on the relationship between entrepreneurs perceptions and their intention and ignore the cognitive and psychological characteristics that might configure their perceptions. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to integrate the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) with the Entrepreneurial Event Model (EEM) and to extend the combined model to include the personality characteristics of an entrepreneur that might shape the perceptions and intentions.

This study uses a sample of 688 senior university students (Emirati nationals, 91.2% and expatriates, 8.8%) and employs positivist research with a quantitative approach, adopting a survey strategy through questionnaires, and structural equation modeling (SEM).

The results demonstrate the relevance and robustness of the suggested combined and extended model in the prediction of intention on the part of senior university students to become entrepreneurs (explained varience=73.3%) based on survey data (2017; n = 688).

The main contribution of this paper lies not only in the integration of the TPB and the EEM but also in extending the two theories on which it is based through adding entrepreneurial personality characteristics and an explanation of the mechanism through which entrepreneurial perceptions and EI develop.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/ET-02-2018-0030
Uncontrolled keywords: Entrepreneurship, Education, Entrepreneurial Intention, Emirates, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Entrepreneurial Event Model
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Amgad Badewi
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2019 23:44 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 22:09 UTC
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