THE MEDIATING ROLE OF ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENTREPRENEUR CAREER AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SELF-EFFICACY

Authors

  • N. Khalid
  • D. Islam
  • H. Lee

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26577/be-2019-4-e6
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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to examine the role of entrepreneur education in the relationship
between entrepreneur career and entrepreneurial self-efficacy. The study serves as substantiation
for the previous entrepreneurial career studies and promotes better understanding of factors prompting
the antecedents to entrepreneurial behavior. There is a need for more empirical research in this aspect
because reviewed literature highlighted a number of problems associated with entrepreneurial education
and entrepreneurial career in many nations’ world over and particular the developing countries. The
study used survey-based method and SEM-PLS is employed to achieve the research objectives of the
study. The data is collected from the manufacturing firms in Pakistan.The empirical evidence on the association
between entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial career with
moderating effect of SEN will strengthened previously established models such as the entrepreneurial intention
model, which is modification in the theory of planned behavior and entrepreneurial event theory,
both of which are linked to the theory of reasoned action. It is assumed that human actions are reasoned,
controlled and planned. Thus, action is possible for the consequences of the reflected behavior. The findings
are in line with the proposed hypothesized results.The study could offer valuable insights into the
stage of entrepreneurial education for a range of stakeholders in Pakistan at particular and the world at
large. Perhaps it is among the earliest studies of this kind in Pakistan that examined the effects of entrepreneurial
education on students’ attitude toward entrepreneurial career. The outcomes from this study
would be of beneficial for variety of interested parties including academicians, policymakers, learning
institutions, supervisory bodies and the public in general.

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Published

2019-12-23

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The role of education and universities in modern conditions