Predicting entrepreneurial intention among business students of public sector universities of Pakistan: an application of the entrepreneurial event model, Bahadur Soomro, Ghulam Lakhan, Shahnawaz Mangi and Naimatullah Shah
Bahadur Ali Soomro, Ghulam Rasool Lakhan
Department of Economics
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Abdul Haq Campus, Karachi
Government College University, Hyderabad
Department of Public Admininstration
University of Sindh, Jamshoro
College of Business Administration
Al Yamamah University, Riyadh
Purpose: This paper tries to examine the entrepreneurial intention of business students of public sector universities of Pakistan through the entrepreneurial event model (EEM).
Design/methodology/approach: The study is a quantitative study and is based on cross-sectional data. The data is collected through a survey questionnaire. The random sample technique is used for data collection. The respondents are the business students of different public sector universities of Pakistan. In total 310 valid samples are utilized for final analysis.
Findings: By employing to SEM through Analysis of Moment Structure (AMOS) version 26.0, the overall findings show a positive and significant impact of perceived feasibility (PF), perceived desirability (PD) and self-efficacy on entrepreneurial intention (EI).
Practical implications: The outcomes of the study may be helpful for policymakers to formulate the policies regarding the promotion of entrepreneurship and self-employment for reducing the burden of unemployment. Possibly, it may prove as an appliance for prosperity and income generation through boosting entrepreneurship. Moreover, it may contribute to the literature of entrepreneurship, mainly for Pakistan and the developing world.
Originality/value: The study would support in achieving economic development by diverting individuals' intention for entrepreneurship.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial intention; Perceived feasibility; Perceived desirability; Self-efficacy; Entrepreneurial event model.
Citation: Soomro, B.A., Lakhan, G.R., Mangi, S. and Shah, N. (2020), "Predicting entrepreneurial intention among business students of public sector universities of Pakistan: an application of the entrepreneurial event model", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 219-230. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-11-2019-0092