Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Relationship between Entrepreneurial Competencies and Entrepreneurial Intention of Management Students: Do Gender have an Impact?

Author(s): Nisha Devi

Purpose: Present study is an attempt to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial competencies and entrepreneurial intentions of management students studying in the universities of Himachal Pradesh. Also, effort has been made to understand the effect of gender on the entrepreneurial competencies and entrepreneurial intentions of the management students.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Cross sectional research design has been adopted. Data was collected through structured questionnaire from 223 enrolled management students. Purposive sampling method adopted to collect the sample data.

Findings: The results of the study indicated that only two competencies have an impact on entrepreneurial intention of students’. Also, the findings revealed that gender do not have an effect on the entrepreneurial intentions of the students. Whereas, in case of entrepreneurial competencies, only two competencies i.e. opportunity recognition and relationship possess a significant difference among man and woman management students.

Practical Implications: The study provides an agenda on which college, universities and educational institutions should work to inculcate the required entrepreneurial competencies among the youth which can further raise their entrepreneurial intentions.

Originality/value: This is an original paper which contributes in the knowledge base related to the entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial competencies and entrepreneurial intentions.

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