Entrepreneurial Intent on Induction to Undergraduate Business Courses: A Comparison of Two Higher Education Institutions in the UK

McLuskie, Pete and Carey, Charlotte and Smith, Kelly and Sisay, Susan (2019) Entrepreneurial Intent on Induction to Undergraduate Business Courses: A Comparison of Two Higher Education Institutions in the UK. In: isbe 2019 Conference, 14-15 November 2019, Newcastle.

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Abstract

Topic
This study explores Entrepreneurial Intent (EI) in undergraduate students on induction across two UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) at the transition point between secondary and tertiary education levels.
Aim
The aim of this study is to explore patterns of self-reported EI in new undergraduate Business students from two UK HEIs. This study builds on previous research at Coventry University (Williamson and Wick 2013 and Smith et al 2017) in order to see if the high EI rates recorded at Coventry University are replicated across other institutions. It reports on the response of students from two UK HEI Business Schools (Coventry and Birmingham City University – BCU), entering undergraduate study in 2018. The study will compare data collected during induction week, before any formal teaching has commenced.
Findings
The study confirms findings from previous studies and demonstrates that students from both institutions recorded higher than normal levels of EI. However, there were several differences between the student responses from the two institutions and these are discussed later in the paper.
Contribution
This study explores the EI of students during the university induction period in the moment prior to starting their formal HE studies. This period of undergraduate study has been relatively ignored in the wider field of EI and can help shed light on the shifting aspirations of students as they progress through HEI.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date: 13 November 2019
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth
Depositing User: Charlotte Carey
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 13:38
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 13:41
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9421

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