International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An Empirical study of Family back ground and Entrepreneurship as Career selection among University Students of Turkey and Pakistan
Dr. Tahseen Mahmood Aslam, Dr. Ahmed Sher Awan, Dr. Tariq Mahmood Khan

In order to add to literature on forecasting entrepreneurial intentions this research paper aims to examine levels of Entrepreneurial Intentions amongst Students through a model developed by Ajzen, in selected countries such as Pakistan, Turkey. This research is based on Theory of Planned Behavior according to which entrepreneurial intentions are based upon antecedents such as perceived behavioral control, subjective norms, proactive personality, risk taking propensity and attitudes towards entrepreneurship. Paper based survey (Entrepreneurial Intention Questionnaire) was conducted among Turkish and Pakistani university students. Intended survey covered 300 Pakistani 150 Turkish. Data was analyzed using SPSS soft ware in computer while correlation, t-test regression was utilized for finding out the results. Results should yield similarities and differences among these students despite the commonality of Islamic culture. What factors influence the intentions? Risk taking propensity, motivations and restrictions to entrepreneurship associated with their culture. Policy makers can make policies on the basis of the research to enhance entrepreneurial mind set amongst youth of the region. It will help in socio-economic growth of the region by enhancing entrepreneurship and understanding cross cultural mind set. This study would be added to the literature previously researched about antecedent of entrepreneurial inclinations in cross cultural context. Especially in West Asia It would also initiated discussion on new topics for research in future. It should establish more research among these countries.

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