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


Mehlhorn, JE and Miles, M and Bonney, L and Tewari, R, Perceptions of entrepreneurship in a university agribusiness program: developing a scale, International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 5, (2) pp. 27-33. ISSN 2147-8988 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:agribusiness, entrepreneurship competencies, undergraduates, education, scale
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Marketing
UTAS Author:Bonney, L (Associate Professor Laurie Bonney)
ID Code:123067
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-12-14
Last Modified:2018-05-24
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