Youth and Entrepreneurial Intentions in four South-East European Countries

Rajh, Edo and Jovanov, Tamara and Budak, Jelena and Ateljevic, Jovo and Davcev, Ljupco and Ognjenovic, Kosovka (2018) Youth and Entrepreneurial Intentions in four South-East European Countries. International Review of Entrepreneurship (IRE), 16 (3). pp. 355-382. ISSN 2009-2822

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We combine variables from the Theory of Planned Behaviour with additional personality trait and contextual variables to explain entrepreneurial intentions of 1,200 students of economics and business in four South-East European countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia. Among these four countries, entrepreneurial intentions are highest in Macedonia. This can be explained by perceptions such as personal attitude towards entrepreneurship and perceived behavioural control, which positively affect entrepreneurial intentions and which are found to be higher on average in Macedonia. Another striking finding is the lack of explanatory power of the contextual variables (in particular perceived barriers for entrepreneurship) in these countries which are known for their poor business climate. The present study indicates that although young people in these four transition countries hold a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship, they don’t show a clear entrepreneurial intent.

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Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Tamara Jovanov
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 09:24

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