A Research Journal of Commerce, Economics, and Social Sciences
Online ISSN: 2410-0854
Print ISSN: 1996-2800

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Exploring the link between entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions: Proposing a hypothesized model for future research
Author(s) :
Dr. Muhammad Salman Shabbir (Associate Professor, The Orbit Institute of Management and Technology, Lahore)
Prof. Dr. Mohd Noor Mohd Shariff (Professor, School of Business Management, University Utara Malaysia)
Rabia Salman (PhD Scholar, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) )
Muhammad Farooq Shabbir (PhD Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, China)
The primary purpose of the study is to propose a hypothesized model which can explore the association, if any between entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions.  The data was collected from 372 respondents working as IT professionals through self-administered survey using Likert scale. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and PLS-SEM version 3.0. The results and analysis were aimed at proposing a hypothesized model using PLS-SEM approach. The hypothetical deductive model was developed and used to examine the exogenous variable of entrepreneurial skills which comprises of technical, managerial, personal maturity, leadership and entrepreneurial personal skills towards the endogenous variable of entrepreneurial intentions through the mediating constructs of attitude towards behavior, perceived behavioral control, and stakeholders’ support systems. 
Keywords: Entrepreneurial skills, Entrepreneurial intentions, Attitude towards behavior, Perceived behavioral control, and Stakeholders’ support system.

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