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Pages: 7410-7419
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1985

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY OF UAE HIGHER EDUCATION BUSINESS STUDENTS

R. Eid1, A. Badawi2, H. Selim1, H. Elgohary3

1United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
2Kent University (UNITED KINGDOM)
3Birmingham City University (UNITED KINGDOM)
Growing interest in the development of entrepreneurial intentions (EI) has increased the importance of theories that explain and expect individuals’ tendency to start a new business. However, most of those theories focus on the relationship between the entrepreneur’s perceptions and entrepreneur’s intention and ignore the entrepreneur’s personality characteristics (cognitive and psychological) that might configure the entrepreneur’s perceptions. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to integrate the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the entrepreneurial event model (EEM) and to extend the combined model to include the entrepreneur’s personality characteristics that might shape the entrepreneurial perceptions and intentions. The results demonstrate the relevance and robustness of the suggested combined and extended model in the prediction of senior university students entrepreneurship intentions (explained variance=73.3%) based on survey data (2016; n = 688). The paper discusses conceptual and methodological issues related to studying the personality characteristics-perceptions- intention relationships and outlines avenues for future research.
@InProceedings{EID2017ENT,
author = {Eid, R. and Badawi, A. and Selim, H. and Elgohary, H.},
title = {ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY OF UAE HIGHER EDUCATION BUSINESS STUDENTS},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.1985},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.1985},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {7410-7419}}
TY - CONF
AU - R. Eid AU - A. Badawi AU - H. Selim AU - H. Elgohary
TI - ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY OF UAE HIGHER EDUCATION BUSINESS STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.1985
PY - 2017
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2017
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2017 Proceedings
SP - 7410
EP - 7419
ER -
R. Eid, A. Badawi, H. Selim, H. Elgohary (2017) ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY OF UAE HIGHER EDUCATION BUSINESS STUDENTS, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 7410-7419.
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