Factors Influencing Entrepreneruship Start-ups among Graduate Student in Ghana

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Bamfo, Bylon Abeeku
Asiedu-Appiah, Felicity
Courage Simon Kofi Dogbe
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The study examines factors influencing entrepreneurial start-ups among graduate students in Ghana. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 174 MBA students from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Confirmatory factor analysis was first conducted to determine the reliability of the four predefined constructs. Using binary logistic regression, the extracted constructs were used as independent variable on the entrepreneurial behaviour of respondents. The demographics of respondents were controlled for. The study extracted four constructs that represented factors that influenced entrepreneurship, namely, general self-efficacy, culture and social norms, education and training, and research and development transfer. None of these factors however had a significant effect on entrepreneurship starts-ups among graduate studnets in Ghana. Instead, the study found the level of academic qualification to have had a positive and significant effect on entrepreneurship start-ups. To some extent, respondent from the manufacturing sector had a higher propensity to engage in entrepreneurship than their counterparts in the service sector. Demographics like gender and age, did not affect entrepreneurship in Ghana.
Bamfo, B. A., Asiedu-Appiah, F., & Dogbe, C. S. K. (2017). Factors influencing entrepreneruship start-ups among graduate students in Ghana. International Journal of Business and Management Studies, 6(2), 219-228.