Social entrepreneurial intention among students of different status and university category

Radin Siti Aishah Radin, A. Rahman, Norasmah Othman, Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie

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Abstract

Malaysia is now faced with the challenge of bringing its economy to greater heights. Cooperation between the government, private sectors and non-governmental sectors is necessary in order to increase the number of entrepreneurs who are able to contribute to the society. This has become a motivating factor for Malaysia to produce more graduates who specialize in social entrepreneurship in accordance to the aims set by the Malaysian Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025 and the Malaysian Social Enterprise Blueprint 2015-2018. In order to fill the gap between profit-oriented goals and socially oriented goals, there is a dire need to explore social entrepreneurial intention. In the context of this study, social entrepreneurial intention is identified through social entrepreneurial activities carried out by university students. Next, the aim of this study is to determine social entrepreneurial intention and its differences among students of different status (student and alumni) and university categories (research university, focus university, comprehensive university, and private university). This study uses a survey approach which involved 446 university students and 296 alumni selected through the proportionate stratified sampling method. A questionnaire was used as the research tool. The results revealed that the level of social entrepreneurial intention among students and alumni was moderate. The data also showed that there was no significant difference in social entrepreneurial intention between students and alumni. However, there was a significant difference in social entrepreneurial intention between students from research universities and students from focused universities. This indicates that social entrepreneurial intention among university students needs to be reinforced in order to increase the number of social entrepreneurs in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-394
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Economic Research
Volume14
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Entrepreneurial intention
Malaysia
Entrepreneurs
University research
Factors
Social entrepreneurship
Profit
Social enterprise
Entrepreneurial activity
Private sector
Stratified sampling
Sampling methods
Questionnaire
Government
Education

Keywords

  • Alumni
  • And private university.
  • Comprehensive university
  • Focus university
  • Research university
  • Social entrepreneurial intention
  • University students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Social entrepreneurial intention among students of different status and university category. / Radin, Radin Siti Aishah; Rahman, A.; Othman, Norasmah; Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope.

In: International Journal of Economic Research, Vol. 14, No. 15, 01.01.2017, p. 377-394.

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Radin, Radin Siti Aishah ; Rahman, A. ; Othman, Norasmah ; Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope. / Social entrepreneurial intention among students of different status and university category. In: International Journal of Economic Research. 2017 ; Vol. 14, No. 15. pp. 377-394.
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