Authors : Muhammad Salman Shabbir, Mohd Noor Mohd Shariff and Arfan Shahzad
Abstract: The drive of this research is to examine the effectiveness of entrepreneurial skills in developing entrepreneurial intentions in the context of Pakistan. The self-administrative survey was conducted to assemble response through 387 usable questionnaires from IT professionals from Punjab through simple random sampling. The Punjab is one of the largest and highly populated province of Pakistan. The research design comprises of developing a hypothetical framework with entrepreneurial personal skills as independent variable, perceived behavioral control and stake holders support as mediating variables to test the entre preneurial intentions as dependent variable. The results of the tests for reliability and validity of the scales are assessed and presented. Finally, testing of the hypotheses using smartPLS 3.0 provide evidence of mediating role of perceived behavioral control and stakeholders support system on the relationship between entrepreneurial personal skills and entrepreneurial intentions of IT professionals in Pakistan.
Muhammad Salman Shabbir, Mohd Noor Mohd Shariff and Arfan Shahzad, 2016. Mediating Role of Perceived Behavioral Control and Stakeholders Support System on the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Personal Skills and Entrepreneurial Intentions of it Employees in Pakistan. International Business Management, 10: 1745-1755.