Edited by Helen Lawton Smith, Colette Henry, Henry Etzkowitz and Alexandra Poulovassilis
Chapter 15: The entrepreneurial intention in female university students: an Italian case
This chapter presents one of the first studies on the entrepreneurial orientation of women university students in Italy. For a large sample of students (16,407) from the Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy), the sources of entrepreneurial intent are estimated, distinguishing between the propensity to start a new business for male and female students. The main differences in entrepreneurial attitudes, intentions and behaviour between men and women can be attributed to differences in social orientation and behavioural motivation. The study underlines the fundamental role of the universities in influencing the students’ entrepreneurial propensity; this is in line with considering universities as the source of new knowledge for building a knowledge society.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.