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Factors Inhibiting the Success of Entrepreneurial Intentions on Launching a Business: A Case of United States International University -Africa Students

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dc.contributor.author Njuguna, Jacqueline Mwihaki
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-13T09:44:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-13T09:44:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4969
dc.description A Research Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business In Partial Fulfillment of The Requirement for the Degree of Master’s In Business Administration (MBA) en_US
dc.description.abstract Entrepreneurship among youth across the world assists in job creation and self-reliance. On the same vein, there are factors that hinder their entrepreneurial intentions in establishing their goals. Compelling youth entrepreneurship development training is described by responsibility, adaptability, good local contacts and an important but intangible element of inspiration. This study investigated the on the factors inhibiting the success of entrepreneurial intentions to launch business. A case study of youth SME groups in an entrepreneurship class in United States International University - Africa. The study was guided by the following objectives: to determine how propensity to risk impacts entrepreneurial intentions to launch business, to determine how locus of control impact entrepreneurial intentions to launch business, to determine how proactive personality impact entrepreneurial intentions to launch business. The study utilized descriptive survey design. The study targets the entrepreneurship class of 50 students in United States International University - Africa. A total of 50 were sampled through simple random sampling method. Data was collected using questionnaires. The data analyzed for descriptive data frequencies and percentages. SPSS was used to analyze data through determining the correlation and regression analysis of the variables. Analyzed data was presented using figure and tables. The study result of the coefficient of the variables indicated that there were constants of 8.211, 2.342, 2.434 for proactive personality, locus of control and propensity to risk respectively which means that despite the presences of other factors the entrepreneurs agree they will launch their businesses. The study multiple regression model resulted into 0.355 (propensity to take risk), 0.429 (locus of control) and 1.152 (proactive personality). Where entrepreneurial intention is the constant Different researchers indicated that those who do not perform would possibly lack enough human capital. Human capital includes (a) training (b) formal training, (c) work experience, (d) parental basis, (e) capabilities and capabilities, and (f) knowledge determined the higher an individual’s level of the education, the higher the opportunity that the individual will start a business. The have a look at findings indicated that the fine dating between entrepreneurial intentions and the scope of start-up activities changed into stronger for scholar entrepreneurs with family entrepreneurial heritage than for scholar entrepreneurs without this kind of historical past. The study concluded that the dependent variable, entrepreneurial intentions have significant relationship with all other factors. The propensity to take risk has a positive relationship of 0.355 to entrepreneurial intention thus implying that it increases the results to the increase in levels and chances of entrepreneur at the United States International University-Africa in launching their intentions. The researcher also found that positive relationship exists between the entrepreneurial intentions and the locus of control with a coefficient of 0.429. The results also indicate that there is significant relationship that exists between the entrepreneurial intentions to launch timelines and the proactive personality of the entrepreneurs with a coefficient of 1.152 thus; it results in a great increase in the entrepreneurial intentions of the United States International University-Africa. The study recommended that Entrepreneurs should find opportunities to utilize the use of technology which can intensify the commercial opportunities. This might also increase the rate of creativity which can eventually assist in increasing propensity to take risk. Through education and training the entrepreneurs should be able to incase their abilities and skills in developing their entrepreneurial skills based on their capacity in handling propensity to take risk. The study also recommends that organizations can also assist their employees enhance and apprehend how their locus of manipulate might also shape their perceptions of organizational practices. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurial Intentions en_US
dc.subject Launching a Business en_US
dc.subject United States International University -Africa Students en_US
dc.title Factors Inhibiting the Success of Entrepreneurial Intentions on Launching a Business: A Case of United States International University -Africa Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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