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ISSN: 2167-0234

Journal of Business & Financial Affairs
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Research Article

Entrepreneurial Perceptions of Students of University of Central Punjab, Lahore and Also Finding the Hindrances They Perceive

Ambreen Khursheed*

FMS Faculty Office, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author:
Ambreen Khursheed
Research Associate
FMS Faculty Office, B-Building
1st floor, University of Central Punjab
1-Khayaban-e- Jinnah, Johar Town
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35880007
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 16, 2017; Accepyed date: April 28, 2017; Published date: May 08, 2017

Citation: Khursheed A (2017) Entrepreneurial Perceptions of Students of University of Central Punjab, Lahore and Also Finding the Hindrances They Perceive. J Bus Fin Aff 6: 263. doi: 10.4172/2167-0234.1000263

Copyright: © 2017 Khursheed A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

This study determines how students of University of Central Punjab, Lahore (UCP) perceive entrepreneurship as a career. The study considers four key factors that have the potential to influence the students’ perception regarding entrepreneurship and thus contribute in determining their entrepreneurial intentions. The population consist of UCP students, out of which 40 students are selected by random purposive sampling who comprised of both male and female students. For collecting primary data open ended questionnaires are used. This study reveals that although majority of students have a positive perception of entrepreneurship as a career option, still there are various perceived hindrances which include fear of failure, fear of financial loss and lack of financial support. This study not only addresses the missing gap in current literature about entrepreneurship, but also provides implications for the university educators.

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