• ISSN: 2010-0248
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Innov.  Manag. Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIMT
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IJIMT 2019 Vol.10(4): 179-183 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2019.10.4.858

Social Capital as a Determinant of Individuals’ Entrepreneurial Intention

Rabeeya Raoof, Naheed Sultana, and Javeria Sattar
Abstract— The entrepreneurial activity is very essential in the economic stability of any country. The rate of the entrepreneurial activity is high in developed countries but it is still lower in the developing nations. The research has shown that individuals’ entrepreneurial behavior primarily depends upon the entrepreneurial intention (EI). Moreover, Global entrepreneurship monitor (GEM) report affirmed that entrepreneurial intentions of individuals in developing countries is low. Thus it is a research question that how EIs can be raised in developing countries. To address this question, current research study was conducted to examine the effect of social capital on the EI through the mediation of social norms prevailing in the developing country like Pakistan. Data were collected from the business management students of the 4 largest universities of Pakistan. For analysis, structural equation modeling test is used. This study reveals the effect of social capital on EIs in the context of developing country like Pakistan. The novelty of this study is the effect of social capital is not studied earlier in the developing countries and it’s kind of first study in this nature which explores these factors and differentiated from the existing literature of developed countries.1

Index Terms— Social capital, social norms, entrepreneurial intention, developing countries.

The authors are with University of the Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan (e-mail: rb.raoof@gmail.com, naheed.sultana@lbs.uol.edu.pk, javeria_sattar@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Rabeeya Raoof, Naheed Sultana, and Javeria Sattar, " Social Capital as a Determinant of Individuals’ Entrepreneurial Intention," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 179-183, 2019.

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