THE EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAIT IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR

  • Rohana Ngah Univesiti Teknologi MARA & Malaysian Academy of SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development, Malaysia
  • Siti Zahrah Buyong Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Junainah Junid Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Noor Faizah Mohd Lajin Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Abstract

Entrepreneurship has become an important national agenda especially in creating young entrepreneurs. This paper aims to determine the entrepreneurial behavior through technology entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial personality trait of students from Science and Technology clusters. The purpose of technology entrepreneurship subject is to encourage students to embark on their entrepreneurship venture using technology. A total of five hundred and ninety-two usable questionnaires were collected at the end of the semester. Partial Least Square was utilized to explore the relationship of variables. Entrepreneurial personality trait mediated the relationship of technology entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial behavior despite of lack of business exposure among students. Technology entrepreneurship education helps to foster the entrepreneurial behavior among students. In addition, knowing students’ entrepreneurial personality traits further strengthen the entrepreneurial behavior. Findings and recommendation of this study are discussed.
 
Keywords: Entrepreneurial behavior, entrepreneurial trait, technology entrepreneurship education
Published
Aug 29, 2018
How to Cite
NGAH, Rohana et al. THE EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAIT IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 65-78, aug. 2018. ISSN 2550-1895. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/article/view/789>. Date accessed: 24 july 2019.