Entrepreneurial intention of Danish students: A correspondence analysis

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the entrepreneurial intention (EI) among Danish university students applying the theory of planned behaviour.
Design/methodology/approach – Using cross-sectional data from the Danish Global University Student Spirit Survey 2013 (n=1,027) the analysis is based on a joint correspondence analysis ( JCA) investigating the relationships between the variables.
Findings – Results indicate that students prefer a career as employee showing a low EI. Both very high and very low EI are related to very high/low self-efficacy and perception of entrepreneurial climate and learning.
Research limitations/implications – The study points to an improvement of entrepreneurship education through customised offers dependent on the student’s level of EI and entrepreneurial self-efficacy.
Originality/value – Moreover, this study has proven that the JCA is a useful method to analyse the relationship between EI and other related variables in an exploratory study.
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)656-672
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Britta Boyd is an Associate Professor for Business Economics at the University of Southern Denmark and Adjunct Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology. She published articles in international journals and books within her research interests of family business, entrepreneurship strategy, international marketing and sustainable management. At the University of Southern Denmark she mainly teaches on International Marketing, Business Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship.

    Research areas

  • Denmark, Students, Correspondence analysis, Entrepreneurial education, Entrepreneurial intention