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Entrepreneurial learning, Vol.2 No.2 December 2012. -

The paper investigates students’ motivation and attitudes toward starting up their own business. On basis of 178 collected responses from students of the final year at the Faculty of Technical Sciences Novi Sad, Serbia quantitative and qualitative analyses are conducted. Results show that majority of students 83.1% had thought about starting up own business. Furthermore, 46% of students are still interested in starting up own or continuing family business. However, practice shows that young people give up an entrepreneurial idea before they even try. More important, students change their minds, from being employer to being employed – during studies. The results show that among students the most influential motivators are state policy and family, while educational system teachers and lectures is the lowest ranked. The main demotivators are financial risk and availability of finance. Based on these findings paper suggests establishment of the Center for Youth Entrepreneurship at the Faculty and University level, better approach to entrepreneurial education and overall promotion of entrepreneurship in public as main steps toward better results.

preduzetničke težnje studenata; preduzetništvo mladih; Srbija

Author: Vladimir Todorović - ; Departman za industrijsko inženjerstvo i menadžment, Fakultet tehničkih nauka, Univerzitet u Novom Sad

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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