Factors affecting green entrepreneurship intentions in business university students in covid-19 pandemic times: Case of ecuador

Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Sabina Mlodzianowska, Verónica García-Ibarra, Marc A. Rosen, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales

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Abstract

This research assesses the influence of education development support, conceptual development support, and country support through entrepreneurial self-efficacy over green entrepreneurial intentions. A total of 532 business students in Ecuador participated in an online survey. Eight questions were focused on demographic information, and twenty-seven questions evaluated the green entrepreneurship intentions of students. An SEM-PLS technical analysis was used. The results showed that educational support for developing entrepreneurship (0.296), conceptual support for developing entrepreneurship (0.123), and country support for entrepreneurship (0.188) had a positive influence on entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and that entrepreneurial self-efficacy had a positive influence (0.855) on gren entrepreneurial intentions. The model explained 73.1% of the green entrepreneurial intentions. Outcomes of the bootstrapping test were used to evaluate if the path coefficients are significant. This study showed the impacts of education development support, conceptual development support, and country support on the entrepreneur’s ability to carry out green entrepreneurship were positive. This information can help universities develop strategic plans to achieve ecological ventures and ensure students have the necessary skills to do so on campus. The research findings also may be helpful for the governments in establishing new norms to promote entrepreneurship. The novelty is based on using the partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6447
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Business students
  • COVID-19
  • Ecuador
  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Green entrepreneurship intention
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development goals
  • University

COAR

  • Article

OECD Category

  • Negocios, Administración

Ulima Repository Category

  • Ciencias empresariales / Administración

Ulima Repository Subject

  • College students
  • Emprendimiento
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental management
  • Estudiantes universitarios
  • Gestión ambiental

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