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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. International Journal of Management and Sustainability, 3 (8). pp. 484-492. ISSN 2306-9856 (P) 2306-0662 (O)

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Abstract

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. Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Inclination of students, Entrepreneurial skills

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4578/38741
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurial skills, Entrepreneurship education, ICT students, Entrepreneurial inclination, Attitude towards entrepreneurship, Subjective norms of entrepreneurship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB522 Income. Factor shares.Interest.Profit.Entrepreneurship
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5381 Vocational guidance. Career development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Dr. Zarinah Hamid
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 14:41
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 00:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38741

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