Back
 AJIBM  Vol.7 No.4 , April 2017
Factors Influencing International Student Entrepreneurial Intention in Malaysia
Abstract: Malaysia is one of the emerging destinations for international students and it has been credited as a major global hub for receiving top quality education, attributed to changes in higher educational policies. From the entrepreneurship courses and training put in place by various universities and Malaysia government for the local students, some foreign students also benefited from it, thereby spurring up their entrepreneurial intention. This study aims to identify those factors that influence their entrepreneurial intention using Azjen’s theory of Planned Behavior as background theory.
Cite this paper: Joseph, I. (2017) Factors Influencing International Student Entrepreneurial Intention in Malaysia. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 7, 424-428. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2017.74030.
References

[1]   Shapero, A. and Sokol, L. (1982) The Social Dimensions of Entrepreneurship. In: Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 72-90.

[2]   Fini, R., Grimaldi, R., Marzocchi, G.L. and Sobrero, M. (2009) The Foundation of Entrepreneurial Intention. Summer Conference, June 2009, 17-19.

[3]   Segal, G., Borgia, D. and Schoenfeld, J. (2005) The Motivation to Become an Entrepreneur. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 11, 42-57.
https://doi.org/10.1108/13552550510580834

[4]   Ajzen, I. (1991) The Theory of Planned Behaviour. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision, 50, 179-211.

[5]   Zain, Z.M., Akram, A.M. and Ghani, E.K. (2010) Entrepreneurship Intention among Malaysian Business Students/L’Esprit d’Entreprise chez les Etudiants en Commerce Malaisiens. Canadian Social Science, 6, 34.

[6]   Raijman, R. (2001) Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions: Mexican Immigrants in Chicago. The Journal of Socio-Economics, 30, 393-411.

[7]   Van Auken, H., Fry, F.L. and Stephens, P. (2006) The Influence of Role Models on Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 11, 157-167.
https://doi.org/10.1142/S1084946706000349

[8]   Douglas, E.J. and Fitzsimmons, J.R. (2005) Entrepreneurial Intentions towards Individual vs. Corporate Entrepreneurship. SEAANZ 2005 Conference, Armidale, NSW, September 2005, 25-30.

[9]   Lee, L., Wong, P. and Ho, Y. (2004) Entrepreneurship Propensities: The Influence of Self-Efficacy, Opportunity Perception, and Social Networks. Comunicaciónpresentada en la Primera Conferencia de Investigaciones del GEM, Berlin, Alemania, April 2004.

[10]   McClelland, D.C. (1973) Testing for Competence Rather than for “Intelligence”. American Psychologist, 28, 1-14.
https://doi.org/10.1037/h0034092

[11]   Engle, R.L., Dimitriadi, N., Gavidia, J.V., Schlaegel, C., Delanoe, S., Alvarado, I., et al. (2010) Entrepreneurial Intent: A Twelve-Country Evaluation of Ajzen’s Model of Planned Behavior. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 16, 35-57.
https://doi.org/10.1108/13552551011020063

[12]   Turker, D. and Sonmez Selcuk, S. (2009) Which Factors Affect Entrepreneurial Intention of University Students? Journal of European Industrial Training, 33, 142-159.
https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590910939049

[13]   Lüthje, C. and Franke, N. (2002) Fostering Entrepreneurship through University Education and Training: Lessons from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. European Academy of Management 2nd Annual Conference on Innovative Research in Management, Stockholm, May 2002, 9-11.

[14]   Piore, M.J. and Sabel, C.F. (1984) The Second Industrial Divide: Possibilities for Prosperity. Basic Books, New York.

 
 
Top