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Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2014, 2(3), 63-69
DOI: 10.12691/jbe-2-3-2
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Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Partnership Venture Intentions

Albert Opoku Frimpong1,

1Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Pub. Date: June 10, 2014

Cite this paper:
Albert Opoku Frimpong. Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Partnership Venture Intentions. Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2014; 2(3):63-69. doi: 10.12691/jbe-2-3-2

Abstract

Literature on ‘self-employment’ have implied and focused on sole-proprietorship. What is missing from the extant literature is the relationship between entrepreneurship education and partnership venture formation. This study explored this gap. This study investigated the impact of entrepreneurship education on partnership venture intentions using entrepreneurship students at Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana, as case study. The study employed cross-sectional data. Using the convenient sampling method, a sample size of 220 was used for the study. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses were carried out. A logistic regression model was employed to estimate the objectives of the study. The study found that entrepreneurship education positively impacts on the intentions to form partnership venture. Stakeholders, academic and training institutions should structure their entrepreneurship programmes to include partnership venture formation. At 5% error level, the study found large scale production, previous experience in running partnership venture, continuity of business as well as access to funds statistically significant to impact on the intentions to form a partnership venture after graduation. Prospective entrepreneurs should pay more attention to these variables to consider partnership venture in their entrepreneurial undertakings.

Keywords:
entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education partnership venture entrepreneurial intentions entrepreneur

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