• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Environmental Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Intentions
of University Students

Hoang Nguyen Ngoc, Phong Nguyen Van, Dao Vo Thi Anh

(University of Finance and Marketing, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Abstract: In recent years, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs have become popular terms for Vietnamese people. Entrepreneurship is generally described as the process by which people seek opportunities without taking into account to resources they currently control for the purpose of exploiting future goods and services. Fashioning the fresh idea into the practical business is under the impact of both internal and external environment factors of the business venture. The entrepreneurial intention is, too. As a result, this article focuses on analyzing the impact of different environmental factors on students’ entrepreneurial intentions. Based on a previous model, it will analyze the relationships between the personal and professional characteristics of potential entrepreneurs, the environmental factors and the resources involved, aiming to see how they affect students’ entrepreneurial intention.

Key words: entrepreneur; entrepreneurship; environment; characteristics; entrepreneurial intention

JEL code: O

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