University of Oulu

Digitalization and entrepreneurship intention

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Author: Ahmed, Ahnaf1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Department of Management and International Business, Management
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Pages: 57
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : A. Ahmed, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-06
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Puhakka, Vesa
Reviewer: Puhakka, Vesa
Sipola, Sakari


This study aims to identify the link between digitalization and entrepreneurial intentions based on Information and Communication Technology. It is essential to assess the impact of relational support and educational support on entrepreneurial intentions. Sometimes, the relational structure positively affects the improvements of the start-up business. Moreover, the demographic factors such as gender, age, relationship status and residence give significant support to start a business. In addition to that, structural support, such as financial and business opportunities tend to lead somebody’s ideas to be an entrepreneur. Identifying the factors that affect the entrepreneurial intentions needs to be determined to give necessary support, motivations and financial aids, even in university education. It helps entrepreneurs eliminate drawbacks and enhance their performance since it is the trending and economical way of being an entrepreneur. However, the digitalization on entrepreneurial intentions is not evaluated at the university level and furthermore; it has not been applied structural equation modelling to identify the factors that affect entrepreneurial intentions and digitalization in university education. The data which was gathered via survey was dissected contrasting with one another variables and the likenesses product taken up and stuck up for data mining. Finally, identified major points were assessed and quantitatively investigated for finding an answer for the distinguished effects. Our study has found that the three independent variables (Educational structure, Relational Structure, Structural Structure) are significantly associated with entrepreneurial intention. However, six different hidden factors were identified accordingly these three variables, which were not achieved in previous studies. Hence, it may fill the gap between previous studies in future. Finally, this study concluded an excellent platform statistically to realize the mediating effect of behavioural control and personal attitudes on entrepreneurial intentions.

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