Nghiên cứu sinh Nguyễn Quang Khải bảo vệ luận án tiến sĩ

Vào 16h00 ngày 05/01/2023 tại P501 Nhà A2, Trường Đại học Kinh tế Quốc dân tổ chức lễ bảo vệ luận án tiến sĩ cho NCS Nguyễn Quang Khải, chuyên ngành Quản trị kinh doanh (bằng tiếng Anh), với đề tài "Antecedents of entrepreneurial intention: Empirical evidence in Vietnam".
Thứ sáu, ngày 28/10/2022

Dissertation title: Antecedents of entrepreneurial intention: Empirical evidence in Vietnam
Specialization: Business Administration (E-PhD)    Specialization code: 9340101
Candidate: Nguyen Quang Khai                    
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai

Original contributions to academic and theoretical aspects

This study has four main contributions to the literature. First, the study points out the critical and consistent role that entrepreneurial learning plays for potential entrepreneurs. Although research have showed that different categories of potential entrepreneurs can learn to start a business in different ways, such as through entrepreneurial education programs or contextual learning, previous studies have often focused on entrepreneurial education. Very few studies have shown how different methods of entrepreneurship learning might be more suitable for different people.

Second, this study may be among the first to examine the influence of acculturation on entrepreneurial intention among ethnic minority people. Previous studies have only pointed out the need for more research on the role of acculturation in entrepreneurship studies or to study the influence of acculturation on some aspects of entrepreneurship (e.g., the skills of entrepreneurship).

Third, this study may be the first to examine the impact of an important self-concept associated specifically to the context of Asian transitional economies such as Vietnam (i.e., Traditional self and Modern self) on entrepreneurial intention.

Finally, the study is also one of the rare studies to investigate antecedents of entrepreneurial intention among people in an important group, minority indigenous subjects. Most previous studies have mainly examined the entrepreneurial intention among immigrant minorities who are very different from minority indigenous people. To a certain extent, immigrants can be considered as “guests” of a nation, while indigenous ethnic minorities can be regarded as a nation’s “owners,” among its original peoples.

Recommendations derived from the findings of the dissertation

Based on the research findings, this dissertation has provided some policy implications. First, entrepreneurial education programs should put more emphasis on changing mindsets about attitude toward entrepreneurship, risk-taking and enhancing creativity and initiative in entrepreneurship. Second, the programs that provide knowledge and skills to encourage entrepreneurship must be tailored to be appropriate to the potential entrepreneurs’ characteristics. Third, in addition to preserving their mother tongues and traditional culture identity, the government should also further popularize the Vietnamese language and, at the same time, foster cross-cultural exchange to enable ethnic minorities to have more interactions with the Kinh community and through which to learn more from rich and advanced sources of knowledge and experience regarding entrepreneurship. Finally, in an effort to encourage startups, policy makers should focus more on young group of people who are more likely to be associated with the characteristics that can facilitate the entrepreneurial intention.