Revisiting the link between entrepreneurship education and female entrepreneurial intention in Bangladesh: the mediating role of training and governmental support

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Abstract

The educational branch known as entrepreneurship education (EE) is still in its infancy, but it is expanding at a breakneck pace and has the potential to improve business education as well as innovation and economic growth. Even though the relevance of female self-employment is growing in a lot of nations, there are not a lot of studies accessible on the effect of entrepreneurship education on potential female-specific start-ups in emerging economies. The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating role of training and government support in the relationship between Entrepreneurship education and female entrepreneurial intention in Bangladesh. In order to investigate the direct and mediation effects using 312 potential female entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh, the study used partial least squares structural equation modelling. The results revealed a significant direct impact of Entrepreneurship Education on potential female entrepreneurial intention, whereas training and governmental support have mediated the relationship. Results showed that a varied combination of Entrepreneurship Education and training and governmental support can lead to increased female entrepreneurial accomplishment. Our findings add to the previous research, the majority of which focused on examining the direct relationship between education in entrepreneurship and the intention of women to start their own businesses. Specifically, we show that training and support from the government both act as mediators in the relationship between education in entrepreneurship and the intention of women to start their own businesses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurship Education and Internationalisation
Subtitle of host publicationCases, Collaborations and Contexts
EditorsRobert James Crammond, Denise Hyams-Ssekasi
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter6
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003378570
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Jun 2024

Keywords

  • enterprise
  • entrepreneurship education
  • female entrepreneurship
  • informal sector
  • Bangladesh

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