Student Entrepreneurs on University Campus in South Africa: Motivations, Challenges and Entrepreneurial Intention
AbstractThe objective of the study was to investigate the factors that motivated student entrepreneurs to start business on the campus and the challenges that they face in running their businesses. In addition, the study examined the entrepreneurial intention of student entrepreneurs after leaving the university. The study used the qualitative research technique. In-depth interview method was used for data collection. The results indicated that students are pushed into entrepreneurship. Students are necessity entrepreneurs. Mixing school and business and financial constraints are major challenges. The results also indicated that the majority of student entrepreneurs intend to continue with the present business or start a new business after leaving the university.
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