The When and Why: Student Entrepreneurial Aspirations

Kwong, C. and Thompson, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1961-7441, 2016. The When and Why: Student Entrepreneurial Aspirations. Journal of Small Business Management, 54 (1), pp. 299-318. ISSN 0047-2778

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Although connections between university enterprise courses and entrepreneurial activity have been examined, less work has investigated the intended timing of future entrepreneurial activities. Using data from a survey of U.K. business students, it is found that those intending to enter entrepreneurship right away place less emphasis on avoiding stress and responsibility, seeing themselves as natural leaders. They were also more confident of succeeding, but not because of superior knowledge. A greater emphasis on entrepreneurial activities in all institutional environments, including the corporate, may help balance the need to harness enthusiasm while it
lasts with the need to acquire relevant experience.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Small Business Management
Creators: Kwong, C. and Thompson, P.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for the International Council for Small Business
Date: 2016
Volume: 54
Number: 1
ISSN: 0047-2778
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 09 Mar 2016 16:52
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 03:00

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