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2017 | 1/2017 (65), t.1 | 129 – 150
Article title

Entrepreneurship and Creation of New Business: Perceptions, Behaviours and Attitudes of Students of a Portuguese Higher Education Institution

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Przedsiębiorczość i tworzenie nowych przedsiębiorstw: postrzeganie, zachowania i postawy studentów portugalskiej wyższej uczelni
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Abstracts
EN
Entrepreneurship encompasses the creation of new businesses and the development of new business opportunities in existing organizations. This work intends to understand the perceptions and attitudes of Portuguese students from a public institution of higher education regarding the creation of new businesses. A survey was conducted in 2014 and 2015 using an accidental sample of 336 students. The data were analysed using SPSS 22.0. The respondents believe that entrepreneurship contributes to the creation and growth of employment, that an entrepreneur is someone who has a radically new idea for creating a new business, and 46% of them could imagine themselves creating their own business. For these students, the probability of being able to create a successful business is, on average, 47%, and the right age to do it is 28 years old. Around 49% of the respondents are interested in creating a new business from an idea, mostly because it allows personal independence. Furthermore, despite being very optimistic as regards the start-up survival rate, students show little proactivity. Indeed, the majority of the respondents consider that business creation would be encouraged if the teaching institution provided ideas for students willing to create new businesses.
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Przedsiębiorczość obejmuje tworzenie nowych przedsiębiorstw i rozwój nowych możliwości biznesowych w istniejących organizacjach. Praca ta ma na celu zrozumienie sposobów postrzegania i postaw portugalskich studentów publicznej wyższej uczelni odnośnie do tworzenia nowych przedsiębiorstw. Badanie zostało przeprowadzone w 2014 r. i 2015 r. na przypadkowej próbie 336 studentów. Analiza danych została przeprowadzona przy zastosowaniu programu SPSS 22.0. Respondenci uważają, że przedsiębiorczość przyczynia się do tworzenia miejsc pracy i wzrostu zatrudnienia, że przedsiębiorca jest osobą, która ma całkowicie nowy pomysł na stworzenie nowej firmy, a 46% respondentów mogłoby wyobrazić sobie założenie własnego biznesu. Dla tych studentów prawdopodobieństwo, że będą w stanie stworzyć dobrze prosperującą firmę, wynosi średnio 47%, a odpowiedni na to wiek to 28 lat. Około 49% respondentów jest zainteresowanych stworzeniem nowej firmy, głównie dlatego, że pozwala to na osobistą niezależność. Ponadto, pomimo dużego optymizmu co do wskaźnika przetrwania nowych przedsiębiorstw, studenci wykazują niewielką aktywność. Większość respondentów uważa wręcz, że zachętę do zakładania przedsiębiorstw stanowiłyby pomysły przedstawiane przez uczelnię studentom chętnym do stworzenia nowej firmy.
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Pages
129 – 150
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Dates
published
2017-03-30
Contributors
  • Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies, Vila Real, Portugal, xilote@ipb.pt
  • Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies, Vila Real, Portugal, toze@ipb.pt
  • Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, Mountain Research Centre, Bragança, Portugal, paulacabo@ipb.pt
  • Associate Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, alda@ipb.pt
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1644-9584
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-40189b2e-3ebe-451a-88fa-41ff9f1fb056
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