The Role of Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition on Relationship among Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Career Option

Nidal M. Abuzhuri, Norashidah Bint Hashim


The study aimed at examining the impact of the mediating role of entrepreneurial opportunity recognition on the relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial career option among businesses students at Palestinian universities. Smart-PLS (3.0) was used to analysis the data obtained from a sample of 291 students at six universities in Palestine. The study found a significant positive relationship between social capital, entrepreneurial motivations and entrepreneurial career option. Furthermore, the study found that entrepreneurial opportunity recognition significantly mediates the relationship among social capital, entrepreneurial motivations and entrepreneurial career option. The study concluded with recommendations and suggestions for future research.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial career option, Entrepreneurship Education, Know-why, Know-who, Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition.

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