Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 15, No 5 (2019)

Navigating on The Precursors of Entrepreneurial Inclination Among Students in South Africa

Eugine Tafadzwa Maziriri, Ralebitso Kenneth Letshaba, Tafadzwa Clementine Maramura

Abstract


In the present contemporary business environment, students are bound to be inclined towards entrepreneurship. Objectives Hence, this study explored the impact of perceived family support, perceived desirability and opportunity recognition on entrepreneurial inclination among the students within the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Prior Work Despite the extended research on entrepreneurship, the significance of determining the precursors of entrepreneurial inclination has largely been overlooked, especially in developing nations of Southern Africa. Hence, the essential goal of this investigation is to fill this void. Approach The study adopted a quantitative approach and a structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 261 students. The collected data was examined using structural equation modelling, exactly by means of the AMOS 25 software. Results This investigation found that perceived family support; perceived desirability; opportunity recognition positively impacted entrepreneurial inclination in a significant way. Implications The paper gives helpful implications and a couple of recommendations. For example, this investigation extends the information base that exists in the field of entrepreneurship by systematically exploring the impact of perceived family support, perceived desirability and opportunity recognition on entrepreneurial inclination Value This study stands to add new knowledge to the present body of entrepreneurship and small business management literature in Africa – a setting that is regularly overlooked by academics in developing nations.


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