International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

The Effect of Software Developers Capabilities on Entrepreneurial Intention in ICT Industries

Author(s): Doan Thi Thanh Hien, Sung Eui Cho

This study investigates the effect of software developers’ capabilities on entrepreneurial intentions in the Information Technology (IT) and software industries. Five independent factors-technical skills, industry knowledge, creativity, cooperation and communication and benchmarking-were adopted for this study. Two factors of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial motivation were selected as mediating factors in the relationship between independent factors and entrepreneurial intentions in the IT and software industries. Data were collected from entrepreneurs and employees working in these industries in northern Vietnam and statistically analysed using structural equation modelling. The analysis showed that software developers’ capabilities significantly affected entrepreneurial intentions via two mediating factors.