A survey of personal goals and perceptions of entrepreneurial ability among students of the School of Business, University of Nairobi

Citation:
Maalu J, Nzuve S, Muindi FK. "A survey of personal goals and perceptions of entrepreneurial ability among students of the School of Business, University of Nairobi." Africa Journal of Business and Management. 2012;1(1):12-24.

Abstract:

ABSTRACT
A great deal of research has investigated the reason for the creation of new enterprises and the entrepreneurial characteristics of those individuals responsible for the emergence of new firms. This was a study on how do the students of the university of Nairobi business school perceive their entrepreneurial ability in relation to personal goals? The goals in entrepreneurial ability are influenced by factors such as: maximum utilization of own skills and talents; full control of own future; achievement of what one values personally; being “my own boss”; the freedom/opportunity to make own decisions; the opportunity to learn new things; financial security; performing challenging and exciting work; having peace of mind with a peaceful and stress-free life; allocation of enough free time for family, hobbies, leisure, and other interests; an opportunity to extend one’s range of abilities, a goal to accumulate wealth; desire to live an adventurous and exciting life; the goal to start own business, striving for an idea to own business, an ultimate goal to be self employed and the wish to become an influential person to the future.
Key words: Personal Goals, Entrepreneurial Ability and Business School Students.

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