19 June 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
ESCP – Campus République – Room 4310
Three essays on antecedents and determinants of entrepreneurial intention among business graduates in Vietnam: toward an integrated theory
- Prof. Jacqueline FENDT,
- Prof. Lan Huong BUI THI,
Centre Franco Vietnamien de Gestion
- Prof. Nada ENDRISSAT,
Bern University of Applied Sciences
- Prof. Jean-Pierre HELFER,
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IAE de Paris
- Prof. Sébastien POINT,
Université de Strasbourg
This thesis includes three essays which apply a sequential mixed-methods approach. The structure of this thesis includes a loop of quantitative analysis for three essays and a loop of qualitative analysis for the last essay.
The first essay consists of two parts: part I-A and part I-B. Part I-A essay investigates the entrepreneurial intention among business students in Vietnam by applying the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) (Ajzen, 1991). Part I-B essay investigates the entrepreneurial intention among international business students in Vietnamese business context as the country becomes a member of The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and now it is so-called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The second essay investigates the impact of demographic factors, prior exposure to self-employment and family background on the entrepreneurial intention of Vietnamese business students.
The third essay is a qualitative study of factors that influence entrepreneurial intentions among business students and small business owners. In summary, recommendations for entrepreneurial policy makers and entrepreneurial educators are discussed.