Abstract—Entrepreneurship is considered as engine of economic growth. Entrepreneurial process starts from development of entrepreneurial intentions. A large number of scholars have focused on the internal and psychological aspects regarding entrepreneur. However, little is known about how external factors can influence the development of entrepreneurial intentions. This study fills this gap by providing the effect of different governance variables on entrepreneurial intentions, which research is scarce. Primary data was collected from a sample of 550 students belonging from different universities of Pakistan. Structural equation modeling technique was used to analyze the data. The study found negative effects of individual governance variables on student’s entrepreneurial intentions. The study proposed a system of good governance to develop higher level entrepreneurial intentions.
Index Terms—Governance, entrepreneurial intentions, government ineffectiveness, Pakistan.
Imran Ali is Assistant Professor at Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan and PhD (Scholar) at IQRA University, Islamabad, Pakistan. E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact: 0092 321 5041925
Dr. Kayhan Tajdinni is Associate Professor of Marketing at College of International Management and Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu-shi, Jumonji-baru 1-1 Oita Pref., 874-8577, Japan. Email: email@example.com
Dr. Kashif ur Rehman is Associate Professor at IQRA University, Islamabad. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jawaria Fatima Ali is Lecturer at Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. E-mail: email@example.com
Ishfaq Ahmed is Lecturer, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab Lahore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite: Imran Ali, Kayhan Tajddini, Kashif ur Rehman, Jawaria Fatima Ali and Ishfaq Ahmed, "University Student’s inclination of Governance and its Effects on Entrepreneurial Intentions: an Empirical Analysis," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 36-39, 2010.