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2019 | 7 | nr 1 Toward an Inclusive, Entrepreneurial and Economically Sustainable Future for Developing and Central Eastern European Countries | 9--23
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Entrepreneurial Competencies and Intentions : the Role of Higher Education

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The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the influence of university enterprise programs on the development of entrepreneurial competencies and skills reported by students in Ukraine. I also aimed to explore the relationship between students' skills, competencies and entrepreneurial intentions. The survey methodology was used in this study. Primary data was gathered with the help of a questionnaire. I explored the competencies and skills reported both by students who participated in university enterprise programs and those who had not taken part in the program. A oneway analysis of variance (ANOVA) was utilised to locate the difference in entrepreneurship competencies and skills of business and non-business students. The results suggest that students who have participated in university enterprise programs report higher levels of entrepreneurship-related skills. The findings presented have implications for practitioners, policymakers, government officers who support entrepreneurs, and educators who facilitate the development of the competences of young people. (original abstract)
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