Open Access Repository

Perceptions of entrepreneurship in a university agribusiness program: developing a scale

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Mehlhorn, JE, Miles, M, Bonney, L ORCID: 0000-0003-2580-7495 and Tewari, R 2017 , 'Perceptions of entrepreneurship in a university agribusiness program: developing a scale' , International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, vol. 5, no. 2 , pp. 27-33 .

[img]
Preview
PDF
Mehlhorn, Miles...pdf | Download (512kB)

| Preview

Abstract

This paper develops a scale to measure student perceptions of entrepreneurship in an agribusiness undergraduate program. The study builds on Morris, Webb, Fu and Singhal (2013) and Kriewall and Mekemson (2010) conceptualization of entrepreneurial competencies to develop a brief nine-item scale for agribusiness students. It contributes to the integration of entrepreneurship into the agribusiness curriculum by first explaining the challenges that may be best addressed through building competencies in innovation and entrepreneurship in undergraduate agribusiness education. In this scale development study, undergraduate agribusiness students from a U.S. Land Grant University considered oral communication, motivation and the ability to recognize opportunities to be the most significant capabilities for entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Mehlhorn, JE and Miles, M and Bonney, L and Tewari, R
Keywords: agribusiness, entrepreneurship competencies, undergraduates, education, scale
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics
Publisher: International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics
ISSN: 2147-8988
Copyright Information:

Copyright the Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Related URLs:
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP