Issues and constraints perceived by young entrepreneurs of Pakistan, Saad Aslam and S Hasnu
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to find out intentions of business graduating students regarding launching their own business, and their perception regarding issues and constraints entrepreneur would encounter after entering into entrepreneurial activities. In addition, it focusses to provide a general understanding regarding entrepreneurship. The study also argues unfriendly policies and environment for entrepreneurship slows down poverty reduction and economic development.
Design/methodology/approach: For this research, data were collected through structured questionnaire. Population of this study comprised of all the MBA final semester students of Pakistan. Statistical techniques were used for analysis.
Findings: Research shows that most MBA graduating students actually plan to launch their own business, but perception about different issues and constraints refrain them to enter into the entrepreneurial field. The study also shows that policies of government and country’s environment effect entrepreneurship which further effects poverty reduction and economic development.
Originality/value: Different constraints are highlighted in the study due to which business graduates hesitate to become an entrepreneur, plus importance level of each constraint is also calculated in the study.
Keywords: Business; Entrepreneurship; Business education and entrepreneurship; Business students perception; Constraints in launching a business; Financial and economical constraints for business launch.
Citation: Aslam, S. and Hasnu, S.A.F. (2016), "Issues and constraints perceived by young entrepreneurs of Pakistan", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 50-65. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2015-0015