Entrepreneurial Intentions of Management Students: A Study Applied to an E-Learning University

Entrepreneurial Intentions of Management Students: A Study Applied to an E-Learning University

Adriana Backx Noronha Viana (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & CEFAGE - Universidade de Évora, Portugal) and Ricardo Batista Cândido (Higher School of Administration, Marketing and Communication (ESAMC), Brazil)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7675-4.ch001

Abstract

Entrepreneurship has long been the subject of study, however, only after the 20th century, with the support of researchers in the behavioral sciences, personal characteristics that precede the intention to undertake begin to be investigated. Currently, entrepreneurship is seen by governments as an important instrument for job retention, the development of innovations and economic growth, and resultg in studies that relate education to entrepreneurship with the entrepreneurial intention. However, the results of these studies are inconclusive, especially in different cultural contexts. This chapter aims to understand the effects of entrepreneurial education on the entrepreneurial intentions of these students. This research uses a methodology developed in a distance course in Brazil with some adaptations in the scale. This study was applied in a management course supplied by an e-learning Portuguese University. The results suggest that the construct information was the main influence on the entrepreneurial intention in the future.
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