Entrepreneurial education, government policies and programmes, and entrepreneurial behaviour: A serial moderated mediation model


Abstract

Objective: The research aims to adopt a serial moderation mediation model to investigate the serial indirect effects of entrepreneurial education and the moderation impacts of entrepreneurial government policies and programmes on entrepreneurial attitude-intention-behaviour links and tighten the attitude-intention-behaviour gap in the entrepreneurial area.

Research Design & Methods: A sample of 802 master students from nine universities/institutions in Vietnam and structural equation modelling (SEM) were employed to test developed hypotheses.

Findings: The research demonstrates that attitude towards entrepreneurship played a more important role than entrepreneurial intention in sculpting start-up behaviour. Entrepreneurial education not only has direct effects on entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours, but it also has serial mediation effects on entrepreneurial behaviour via two mediators, including entrepreneurial attitudes and intention. Moreover, entrepreneurial government policies and programmes were found to significantly reinforce the entrepreneurial attitude-intention-behaviour linkages.

Implications & Recommendations: The findings of this research offer valuable insights for policymakers and practitioners who wish to encourage individuals’ entrepreneurial activities.

Contribution & Value Added: The research is expected to significantly contribute to entrepreneurship literature by indicating the serial mediation effects of entrepreneurial education on entrepreneurial behaviour, the moderation impacts of entrepreneurial government policies and programmes, and closing the entrepreneurial attitude-intention-behaviour gap.


Keywords

Entrepreneurial behaviour, entrepreneurial intention, entrepreneur-ial education, government policies and programs

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Published : 2022-12-30


DuongC., WachK., VuN. X., HaS. T., & NguyenB. N. (2022). Entrepreneurial education, government policies and programmes, and entrepreneurial behaviour: A serial moderated mediation model. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 10(4), 37-54. https://doi.org/10.15678/EBER.2022.100403

Cong Doanh Duong  doanhdc@neu.edu.vn
Faculty of Business Management, National Economics University, Vietnam  Viet Nam
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4431-9761

PhD in Business Management (2019, National Economics University, Vietnam & University of Szczecin, Poland-Erasmus Mundus Programme); Master of Science in Management (2016, KEDGE Business School, France); Bachelor of Business Administration (2011, National Economics University, Vietnam). His research interests include entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and green consumption.

Correspondence to: Doanh Duong Cong, PhD, Department of General Management, Faculty of Business Management, National Economics University, 207 Giai Phong, Hanoi, Vietnam, e-mail: doanhdc@neu.edu.vn


Krzysztof Wach 
Kracow University of Economics  Poland
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7542-2863

Full Professor at Krakow University of Economics (Poland). Professor of social sciences (2020), Post-Doc De-gree of Habilitated Doctor in economics (2013), PhD in Management (2006). Member of the Commission for Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Member of the Commission for Economic Sci-ences of the Polish Academy of Skills (PAU). His research interests include entrepreneurship, international business, innovation, and family firms.

Correspondence to: prof. dr hab. Krysztof Wach, Krakow University of Economics, Department of International Trade, Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland, e-mail: wachk@uek.krakow.pl


Ngoc Xuan Vu 
National Economics University  Viet Nam
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4364-9785

PhD in Business Management (2018, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam). He is working as a lecturer/researcher at National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research interests include entrepreneurship and sustainable development.

Correspondence to: Ngoc Xuan Vu, PhD, Faculty of Economics, National Economics University, 207 Giai Phong, Hanoi, Vietnam, e-mail: xuanvn@neu.edu.vn


Son Tung Ha 
National Economics University  Viet Nam
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5475-8365

Associate Professor, PhD, Researcher/Lecturer at Faculty of Business Management, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research interests include entrepreneurship and sustainable development.

Correspondence to: Son Tung Ha, Faculty of Business Management, National Economics University, 207 Giai Phong, Hanoi, Vietnam, e-mail: tunghs@neu.edu.vn


Bich Ngoc Nguyen 
National Economics University  Viet Nam
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9221-1654

PhD, Researcher/lecturer at School of Trade and International Economics, National Economics University, 207 Giai Phong, Hanoi, Vietnam. Her research interests include entrepreneurship and sustainable consumption.

Correspondence to: Bich Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, School of Trade and International Economics, National Economics University, 207 Giai Phong, Hanoi, Vietnam, e-mail: bichngocktqt@neu.edu.vn






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