EXPLORATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION IN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THROUGH AGENT-BASED MODELING

A. Valencia Arias1, I. Montoya Restrepo2, A. Montoya Restrepo2

1Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Instituto TecnolĂłgico Metropolitano (COLOMBIA)
2Universidad Nacional de Colombia (COLOMBIA)
It is necessary to understand the formation of entrepreneurial intentions based on behaviors and decisions of college students. The purpose of this model is to analyze the entrepreneurial intention process in undergraduate students from dynamic and nonlinear perspective, as an alternative of current models. This will permit simulating the way that entrepreneurial intention in undergraduate students is presented form a various scenarios, which facilitates assessing the best strategies to promote the entrepreneurial intention in this population. Among the principal results, it is observed that support for the financing of business ideas is effective and has become one of the most common policies to encourage entrepreneurship, generating a growth of approximately 28% in entrepreneurial intentions, and when a student is associated with a greater number of students’ networks feels more determined to create a business