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The inclination of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students towards entrepreneurship

Mior Nazri, Mior Nasir and Hamid, Zarinah and Muslim, Herna (2014) The inclination of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students towards entrepreneurship. In: The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research (ICETSR 2014), 14th-16th Mar. 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The lack of innovation in human capital in terms of quality and quantity as well as the significant brain drain has retarded the progress of Malaysia towards becoming a developed country by 2020. In view of this situation, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) of Malaysia has assigned the National Coordination Taskforce for Innovation (NCTI) to develop an innovative human capital (IHC) at tertiary level. One of the key elements in the IHC implementation plan is to enhance the entrepreneurial skills through education. The objective of this study is to investigate the perception and reception of non-business students on entrepreneurship education at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). It examines the level of students’ inclination towards becoming entrepreneurs and their interest to learn entrepreneurial skills. The survey utilizes 96 usable responses of third and fourth year students from the faculty. The primary data consists of a set of survey questionnaires which include entrepreneurial intention, attitude towards entrepreneurship, subjective norms of entrepreneurship, perceived behavioral control over entrepreneurship, the influence of faculty on entrepreneurial behavior and the entrepreneurship learning propensity. It provides some insights on the factors influencing ICT students to venture into entrepreneurship. It also suggests measures on the importance of graduates to become successful entrepreneurs and be less dependent on employers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4578/36092 (Published in Malaysia Handbook on the Emerging Trends in Scientific Research, ISBN: 978-969-9347-16-0)
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship, inclination of students
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: Br. Mior Nasir Mior Nazri
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 16:05
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 14:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36092

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