Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 2055-2065

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765062055
Published online 2017-12-07

Investigating Youth Entrepreneurial intentions’ Drivers in Visegrad Countries

Anna Pilková1, Marian Holienka1, Zuzana Jančovičová2

1Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava, Odbojárov 10, 820 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
2Department of Economy and Finance, Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava, Odbojárov 10, 820 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Entrepreneurial intention is the first step in entrepreneurial process. It is seen as one of the strongest predictors of entrepreneurial behavior. Measurement of key factors that influence entrepreneurial intention is still great challenge for researchers. The aim of this paper is both to analyse the significance of selected individual‑level factors in their effect on entrepreneurial intention among youth in Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and contribute to solve the methodological gap in intention analysis applying non‑traditional methods for this field – decision tree algorithm method alongside logistic regression models that served as robustness check of our findings. Prior to this a univariate (using Weight of Evidence and Information value analysis) and multivariate analysis (using Pearson Chi‑square test of good fitness and Cramer’s V) was conducted. Based on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data we found out that out of four studied groups of factors only two (personality‑traits and personal background related factors) are significant drivers of entrepreneurial intentions among youth in Visegrad countries.

Funding

This work was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV‑14‑0647.

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