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Influence of Demographic Factors on Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Study for Management Students of India

Vol 9 , Issue 1 , January - June 2022 | Pages: 39-60 | Research Paper  

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1. * Sheeba Khan, Research Scholar, Centre of Management Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, Delhi, India (
2. Rahela Farooqi, Professor, Centre for Management Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, Delhi, India (

The study was intended to find the influence of demographic factors on entrepreneurial intentions (EI) of students from premier management colleges in India. With a sample size of 323 students, research aimed to see the influence of family, education, age, background etc. on the willingness of these students to do business. The goal of the research was to learn more about the demographic and socio-economic factors that influence these students' entrepreneurial ambitions. Also, the study was aimed to relate the findings with two broad questions (a) which socio-demographic indicators are associated with a desire to start a business? (b) which socio-demographic characteristics impact entrepreneurial intentions among families and individuals? The study also tried to capture the influence of factors like number of children in the family, caste, and religion on individual's entrepreneurial aspirations.


Entrepreneurship, Demographic factors, Entrepreneurial Intentions

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