Entrepreneurship Intension among MBA Graduates: Impact of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Factors


  • Krishna Khanal King's College, Nepal


The research aims to examine the effects of an entrepreneurial ecosystem factors on entrepreneurship intension among MBA students. The study used a perception-based survey among 343 students using 25 items of a 7-point Likert scale to examine the perception on seven factors of the entrepreneurship ecosystem and its effects on entrepreneurial activity. The research employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to interpret the data collected from the respondents. The empirical results indicate a strong positive correlation between individual capabilities and entrepreneurial intension. Students’ perception of a physical infrastructure support system has a significant positive effect on entrepreneurial intention. The study suggested that a high level of entrepreneurial ecosystem development is not required to influence entrepreneurial activity; improvement on some factors like family and social support, skill-building education, and training might increase entrepreneurial intentions.  This research offers policy makers with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills among students, which can serve as a basis for translating intensions into actions to address significant employment gaps present in developing economies like Nepal.




How to Cite

Khanal, K. (2023). Entrepreneurship Intension among MBA Graduates: Impact of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Factors. Pakistan Journal of Economic Studies (PJES), 6(1), 35–52. Retrieved from https://journals.iub.edu.pk/index.php/pjes/article/view/2014