Support of the Students Entrepreneurial Intentions Within the Higher Education System

Czestochowa University of Technology
University of Belsko-Biala

Entrepreneurial intentions refer to a state of mind that directs and guides the actions of the individual toward the development and implementation of a new business concept. Educational support is perceived as a determinant of entrepreneurial intentions, for the reason of providing the students with necessary knowledge about entrepreneurship.

The main aim of this article is to present the role of university education in shaping the entrepreneurial intentions among students in Ukraine and Poland and the forms of university support which students prefer when start own business.

In order to develop the issue, the authors conducted a questionnaire survey among 212 students in Ukraine and Poland in 2016. The results of the research clearly show that Ukrainian students present higher level of entrepreneurial orientation as an intent to set up and to develop of the company in the future than Polish students, and at the same time they expect less support from the university.

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