The determinants of business start-ups in tertiary education: evidence for Greece through a panel data approach.
|Authors||Apergis, Nicholas and Fafaliou, Irene|
Up to now there is no consensus in the relevant literature on the exact factors that lead a student to entrepreneurship. In addition, evidence on differences in the entrepreneurial activity among regions and, even more, in the entrepreneurial education provided by individual universities, within the same region, call for context-specific longitudinal studies. The primary objective of this paper is to provide evidence on the determinants that influence the propensity of young students of a Greek University to establish a new business venture. The methodological approach employed is based on a questionnaire survey collecting data from 1,500 students, spanning the period 2005–2010. Data has been processed through the use of a panel cointegration and panel causality methodology. The empirical findings entail useful insights on students’ attitudes and perceptions of entrepreneurship.
|Keywords||Entrepeneurship; Students; Higher education; Greece|
|Journal||Journal of Economics and Finance|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1007/s12197-011-9216-5|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622832|
|Publication dates||03 Dec 2011|
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|Deposited||19 Jul 2018, 11:36|
Archived with thanks to Journal of Economics and Finance
|Contributors||University of Piraeus|
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