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Haya Ajjan presents research at Academy of Management conference

Assistant Professor Haya Ajjan recently presented research on students’ intentions towards entrepreneurship at the 73rd annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Haya Ajjan

Ajjan, assistant professor of management information systems in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, is the co-author of the paper "University Students’ Intentions Towards Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Egypt and the United States." 

Here is an abstract of the paper:

"Today, entrepreneurship is the focus of many governments to help grow and improve their countries’ economies. This research takes a close look at Egyptian students’ entrepreneurial intentions in a critical time in the nation’s history after the revolution. The study found that social media self-efficacy to start a business is more important for Egyptian students than their American counterparts, indicating that students in Egypt may rely on social media to help give them access to or act in some ways as a replacement for resources and mentoring they may not otherwise be able to get when starting a business. The study also found that attitude, subjective norms, and behavioral control all positively contribute to Egyptian students’ entrepreneurial intent at levels largely similar to American students’."

This year’s Academy of Management meeting held 1,600 activities involving more than 8,300 people from 88 countries.

The Academy of Management is a professional organization that thrives on member-driven efforts to further the scholarship of management across many categories. Their mission is “to build a vibrant and supportive community of scholars by markedly expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas."

Nicole Filippo,
8/18/2013 3:10 PM