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Entrepreneurial universities and social capital: The moderating role of entrepreneurial intention in the Malaysian context☆

Salamzadeh, Yashar, Sangosanya, Taofeek Adeyemi, Salamzadeh, Aidin and Braga, Vitor (2022) Entrepreneurial universities and social capital: The moderating role of entrepreneurial intention in the Malaysian context☆. The International Journal of Management Education, 20 (1).

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The mismatch of skills among youth graduates contributes towards existing social and economic
challenges of poverty and unemployment especially among youths in most developing countries
including Malaysia. Consequently, universities are mandated to transform into Entrepreneurial
Universities as a third mission, driving state of the art knowledge, skills acquisition and entre-
preneurial mindset that supports technological development and innovations to match up with
the emerging needs of Malaysia’s economy. Therefore, this study assesses the influence of
entrepreneurial universities on the development of social capital. Questionnaires were used to
retrieve data from a sample of 382 students in two Institutions. Data were analysed using
structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The direct relationships between the three measures of
entrepreneurial university (Input, Process and Output) indicated a positively significant rela-
tionship with social capital. However, the moderating effects of Entrepreneurial Intention were
supported. Our paper contributes to the literature by examining the role of Entrepreneurial
Universities using the three factors of inputs, processes and outputs on social capital development
and concurrently examining the moderating effect of Entrepreneurial Intention. It also provides
evidence-based support to develop models for emerging entrepreneurial universities in Malaysia
which can help the national goal of reducing unemployment due to skill mismatch among

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Depositing User: Yashar Salamzadeh


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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2022 15:46
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2022 15:46


Author: Yashar Salamzadeh ORCID iD
Author: Taofeek Adeyemi Sangosanya
Author: Aidin Salamzadeh
Author: Vitor Braga

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > School of Business


Business and Management > Business
Business and Management > Business and Management
Business and Management > Management (general)

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