Master of Science in Economics
Department of Economics
Date of Award
Dr. Muhammad Nishat
Dr. M. Shahid Qureshi
Committee Member 1
Dr. Muhammad Nishat, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Committee Member 2
Dr. M. Shahid Qureshi, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
The purpose of this thesis is to measure how entrepreneurial interventions during a business plan competition workshop impact the aspiration of the participants to become entrepreneurs in the future. INVENT 2013 was a nation-wide business plan competition in which university students from all over Pakistan (around 3000 students) participated. This was a 5 month process which involved a lot of training and mentoring during the various rounds. The interventions to promote entrepreneurship took place in the form of lectures, workshops, case studies, and mentoring sessions. The survey was conducted during the initial workshops in the form of questionnaires from students towards the end of the workshop. In this thesis, we evaluate the results of this survey. To test the model, the constructs of psychological characteristics, intellectual capital, entrepreneurial skills and business program exploration were validated followed by factor analysis and structural equation modelling. We found out that the entrepreneurial interventions carried out in the workshops led to positive relationships between the variables and had a positive impact on the Entrepreneur Identity Aspiration of the participants.
Wasti, S. W. (2018). The impact of various entrepreneurial interventions during the business plan (Unpublished master's thesis). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/etd/25
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