Entrepreneurial Intention among Rural Community. A Case Study of Kurdistan Regional Government

Rezhen Harun

Abstract


The tourism activity increased during the last years, especially in the developing countries, represeting an important source of income. Kurdistan Regional Government has a high touristic potential due to its unique tourist sites. The aim of this research was to identify the entrepreneurial intention of rural residents to invest in tourism. The method used was the survey based on questionnaire. The data were collected from 320 respondents and analyzed using descriptive statistics Mann-Whitney U test, and chi-square test. The findings indicate that rural residents with lower level of education and eldery are more interested to become entrepreneur. The main motivational factors to start up a business are: need of additional income, self-asseration, and self-dependence. 


Keywords


entrepreneurship, rural tourism, motivational factors.

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