Likelihood in Choosing Technopreneurship as Career among Undergraduate Students

Wei-Loon Koe, Nurul Ezaili Alias, Najihah Hanisah Marmaya, Izaidin Abdul Majid, Maizura Mohamad, Maizura Mohamad
2020 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
Technopreneurship is important for businesses to stay competitive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) era. It is also a viable strategy to overcome unemployment among youths. However, the development of technopreneurship is facing various challenges and the result is considered less than satisfactory. As such, this study aimed to identify the extend of likelihood in choosing technopreneurship as career among university students and the characteristics pertaining to it. A total of 216
more » ... t. A total of 216 undergraduate students from a public university were surveyed through electronic questionnaire. Subsequently, median-split method was used to categorize the students into "low likelihood" and "high likelihood". Cross tabulation was performed to determine the characteristics pertaining to students' likelihood of becoming technopreneurs. Based on the results obtained, this study concluded that students' likelihood in becoming technopreneurs was not related to gender and family owning business background. However, their technopreneurship career choice was relevant to business-and technology-related study background, living in urban areas and e-commerce experience. This study further suggested that higher learning institutions (HLIs) and government should constantly offer well-planned technopreneurship courses or trainings, improve technology infrastructure and provide technopreneurship support to enhance the development of technopreneurship.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v10-i5/7241 fatcat:23kontpgivhehpvnfrqynglh2e