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Table 1 Desirability, viability and intention to create a company

From: Entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurship education to University students in Portugal

Question Answer
“Do you consider desirable to create your own company?” Yes, 90 % (144 respondents)
In comparison with other studies:
Aponte et al. (2006): University students of Business Management and Engineering in Catalonia and Puerto Rico. Yes, 74 % Catalonia and 92.2 % Puerto Rico.
Urbano (2006): Students of Business Studies of the Autonomous University of Catalonia. Yes, 89.6 %.
Fuentes García (2007): Students of the University of Cordoba. Yes, 75.6 %.
Díaz et al. (2007): University students of Beira Interior (Portugal) and university students of Extremadura (Spain) different degrees. Yes, 79.3 % Beira Interior and 80.2 % Extremadura.
Fuentes et al. (2013): Students of the University of Cordoba. Yes, 70.5 %.
“Do you consider easier to create a company now than some years ago?” Yes, it is easier, 42.5 %. No, it is more difficult, 57.5 %.
In comparison with other studies:
Aponte et al. (2006): University students of Business Management and Engineering in Catalonia and Puerto Rico. Yes, it is easier, 31.1 %; No, it is more difficult, 66.1 % (Catalonia); Yes, it is easier, 44.4 %; No, it is more difficult, 53,5 % (Puerto Rico).
Fuentes García (2007): Students of the University of Cordoba. Yes, it is easier, 46.3 %; No, it is more difficult, 53.7 %
Díaz et al. (2007): University students of Beira Interior (Portugal) and university students of Extremadura (Spain) different degrees. Yes, it is easier, 48 %; No, it is more difficult, 51 % (Beira Interior); Yes, it is easier, 55.4 %; No, it is more difficult, 43.4 % (Extremadura).
Fuentes et al. (2013): Students of the University of Cordoba. Yes, it is easier, 14.2 %; No, it is more difficult, 85.3 %
Intention to create your own company 83.5 % have a positive intention to create a company
16.5 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company
In comparison with other studies:
Aponte et al. (2006): University students of Business Management and Engineering in Catalonia and Puerto Rico. A 62.1 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 26.8 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company (Catalonia). A 85,1 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 10.8 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company (Puerto Rico).
Urbano (2006): Students of Business Studies of the Autonomous University of Catalonia. A 68.2 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 27.4 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company
Fuentes García (2007): Students of the University of Cordoba. A 73.3 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 22.6 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company
Díaz et al. (2007): University students of Beira Interior (Portugal) and university students of Extremadura (Spain) different degrees. A 66.7 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 32.1 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company (Beira Interior). A 74.1 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 21.6 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company (Extremadura).
Fuentes et al. (2013): Students of the University of Cordoba. A 66.7 % have a positive intention to create a company; a 27 % have never seriously thought about creating of their own company.
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