Influence of entrepreneurship education on the entrepreneurial intention of Chinese students enrolled at universities in the Community of Madrid
Entrepreneurial universities have emerged to promote entrepreneurial intention and increase business success among young people. An entrepreneurial intention study has been carried out with the aim of determining the effectiveness of current entrepreneurship programs and the influence of entrepreneurial education on entrepreneurial intention. The methodology used for statistical analysis of the data collected by a survey is Structural Equation Modeling. Results show that entrepreneurship education does not have a positive and significant relationship with entrepreneurial intention and its antecedents, reflecting the lack of effectiveness of entrepreneurship programs offered in Madrid universities. Futhermore, it has been empirically demonstrated that subjective norms, entrepreneurial capabilities, and perceived control are positively related to the entrepreneurial intention of university students. It is recommended to establish relationships with external companies and organize conferences, talks, and presentations to improve the image of entrepreneurs. It is also worth noting the establishment of relationships with environmental agents such as business incubators and scientific parks, to develop the creativity of university students and improve their ability to identify business opportunities, as well as to play a supportive and motivational role so that young people can put their entrepreneurial idea into practice.
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