Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 24

Volume 24 Number 3, Pages 233-244

Fall 2013


IT Entrepreneurial Intention Among College Students: An Empirical Study


Liqiang Chen
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702, USA

Abstract: IT (Information Technology) entrepreneurs have been contributing greatly to economic growth and job creation. Despite its importance, IT entrepreneurship remains understudied in business research. Particularly, the study of IT entrepreneurial behavior has been ignored in both Information Systems (IS) and entrepreneurship disciplines. Utilizing the social cognitive career theory (SCCT), this study, for the first, time investigates empirically IT entrepreneurial behavior among college students. The results indicate that students’ IT entrepreneurial intention is determined directly by their expected outcomes, social influence, and self-efficacy. The study concludes with recommendations for IS education in business schools.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Computer self-efficacy, Behavioral modeling, Social impact theory

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Recommended Citation: Chen, L. (2013). IT Entrepreneurial Intention Among College Students: An Empirical Study. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(3), pp. 233-244.