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Entrepreneurship Readiness and New Ventures Development: Issues and Implications of Entrepreneurial Education in Mexican Universities

Monday, August 10, 2020 by Ricardo D. Álvarez

Previous research has demonstrated a positive relationship between perceived self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention.

A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the impact of entrepreneurship education on students’ perceived self-efficacy, intentions and orientation within three selected universities in the city of Tijuana, Mexico.

A survey was conducted and data was collected utilizing previously developed instruments. Results were compared and analyzed, identifying the correlations that exist between entrepreneurial education experience and reported levels of entrepreneurial self-efficacy, orientation and intentions.

If universities do not promote entrepreneurship education, it is expected that students would be less likely to pursue new business ventures after school. Our research results although limited, may be useful for university decision makers interested in supporting and establishing formal entrepreneurship coursework in Mexican universities. Such support is necessary in order to facilitate new businesses creation in the country which may lead to future gains in economic growth and development (…read more).

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