Relationship between individual’s entrepreneurship intention, and adoption and knowledge of information technology and its applications: an empirical study

Entrepreneurial tendency appears to be influenced by individuals’ adoption and knowledge of information technology (IT) and its applications. This is mainly due to the shift in business environment to digital economy and the dependence on IT. Scholars have overlooked the relationships between individuals’ IT adoption and knowledge, and entrepreneurial tendency. This research addresses this gap in the literature. We surveyed 169 students using questionnaire that measures their enterprising tendency, IT knowledge, and IT adoption. The results of correlation analysis showed significant positive relationships between individuals’ entrepreneurial tendency, on the one hand, and their IT knowledge and IT adoption, on the other hand. Furthermore, the results of the analysis of variance revealed significant differences in the relationships by gender and age. The practical implication of this research is that entrepreneurial institutions and development centers need to incorporate IT and its applications at the front end in their effort to train entrepreneurs.

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