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Entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours of South African university students

dc.contributor.authorViviers, Suzetteen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Goosainen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVenter, Chanelen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T12:32:20Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T12:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-31
dc.identifier.citationViviers, S., Solomon, G. & Venter, C. 2013. Entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours of South African university students. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 6(1):1-20, doi:10.4102/sajesbm.v6i1.30.
dc.identifier.issn2071-3185 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1015-3977 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/sajesbm.v6i1.30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/94571
dc.descriptionCITATION: Viviers, S., Solomon, G. & Venter, C. 2013. Entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours of South African university students. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 6(1):1-20, doi:10.4102/sajesbm.v6i1.30.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajesbm.co.za
dc.description.abstractThe entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours of South African university students are important factors to consider when developing entrepreneurship offerings at local universities. This article reports on pertinent findings from a study which set out to determine South African students’ career choice intentions and entrepreneurship behaviours as well as their knowledge and utilisation of, demand for and satisfaction with entrepreneurship offerings of local universities relative to international universities. A survey, using a 15-question structured web-based instrument was used to capture the responses from university students across 26 nations in the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESSS) conducted in 2011. Key findings are that few South Africa university students intend to enter into an entrepreneurship career immediately after completion of their studies, whereas close to a third of respondents were interested in doing so five years after graduation. The vast majority of students were satisfied with entrepreneurship offerings at South African universities. More physical support such as network access platforms are however needed as well as awareness of and access to small business funding mechanisms. Better marketed and focussed entrepreneurship offerings are essential to foster an environment at South African universities to promote entrepreneurship as career choice.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajesbm.co.za/index.php/sajesbm/article/view/30
dc.format.extent20 pages ; illustrations
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial intentionsen_ZA
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial behavioursen_ZA
dc.subjectGlobal Financial Crisis, 2008-2009en_ZA
dc.subjectCollege students -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleEntrepreneurial intentions and behaviours of South African university studentsen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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