Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language, Education, and Innovation 2018

Are Students Entrepreneurs? A Case Study from Dhofar University, Sultanate of Oman

Ramo Palalić, Sadok Sahli

Dhofar University, Sultanate of Oman


The study’s focus is to examine entrepreneurial affinity of university students at Dhofar University. The importance of their status is to show how much students are aware and into entrepreneurship, which becomes very popular across the country. Quantitative data analysis is used to achieve objectives and test hypotheses. Statistical techniques for this research are applied like descriptives, correlation and regression. Results did not show an exceptional affinity of students towards entrepreneurship. Moreover, networking and business environment in general do not affect entrepreneurial orientation of students. Correlation between entrepreneurial dimension, business environment and networking is negative in overall. Additionally, there is no difference between male and female students in terms of entrepreneurial orientation’s score although the society is seen more masculine. Other implications are discussed, as well as limitations and future works.


Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial orientation, students, networking, business environment, Oman