International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

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EISSN: 2313-3724

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Volume 3, Issue 9  (September 2016), Pages:  31-36

Title: Religion and entrepreneurial Intentions: An empirical investigation 

Author(s):  Qasim Riaz 1, *, Muhammad Farrukh 2, Shams–Ur– Rehman 3, Amir Ishaque 3


1Mohi-UD-Din Islamic University, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

2Institute of Graduate Studies, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

3National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan

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This current study aimed to investigate the impact of religion on entrepreneurial intentions of the final year business students in private higher educational institutes of Pakistan. Data were collected with the help of a structured questionnaire; a total number of 290 responses were collected from the students studying in private higher educational institute. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was employed and data were analysed using SmartPLS version 2 software. The empirical results of the study reveal that, religion has a highly significant impact on Entrepreneurial Intention (beta=0.316 t=5.1125). Government should consult the Islamic scholars and religious leaders to consolidate an entrepreneurial model; this could help in promoting the entrepreneurship which will ultimately help in poverty alleviation. 

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Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial intention, Students, Religion

Article History: Received 25 May 2016, Received in revised form 13 August 2016, Accepted 17 September 2016

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Riaz Q, Farrukh M, Rehman SU, and Ishaque A (2016). Religion and entrepreneurial Intentions: An empirical investigation . International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 3(9): 31-36


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