Article metrics

  • citations in SCindeks: 0
  • citations in CrossRef:0
  • citations in Google Scholar:[=>]
  • visits in previous 30 days:14
  • full-text downloads in 30 days:2
article: 2 from 196  
Back back to result list
2020, vol. 66, iss. 2, pp. 63-74
article language: English
document type: Scientific Paper
published on: 12/08/2020
doi: 10.5937/ekonomika2002063M
Creative Commons License 4.0
The causality of entrepreneurial motivation among the young and the observed ambient obstacles
aBelgrade Business Academy for Applied studies
bHigher Economic School of Professional Studies Peć, Leposavić



The identification of opportunities in the environment and, after that, the creation of ideas have the main role in starting an entrepreneurial process. The research field of this paper includes the subjective experience of ambient opportunities for the development of an entrepreneurial initiative by the young people who have become familiar with the importance of entrepreneurship through secondary and higher education in Serbia. In this paper, the authors pose the question whether the perception of ambient conditions, i.e. the observed ratio of opportunities and obstacles, will have an impact on the development of entrepreneurial motivation amongst young people. From their perception of the business environment and the aggravating circumstances they encounter, the motivation for inclusion in the entrepreneurial process either is born or disappears. If young people's perception implies that limiting factors are more dominant than stimulating ones are, the motivation for entering the entrepreneurial zone will be low, and vice versa. The data obtained through a survey were processed by applying descriptive statistics. The results obtained can serve to alleviate bottlenecks in young people's entrepreneurial education and knowledge of information, and in a potential more rigorous approach to the barriers that young people are faced with as well.



Bakovljev, M. (1997) Osnovi metodologije pedagoških istraživanja. Beograd: Naučna knjiga
Baumol, W.J. (1990) Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive. Journal of Political Economy, 98(5): 893
Bobić, D. (2017) Mapiranje prepreka za preduzetništvo mladih. Beograd: Centar za visoke ekonomske studije (CEVES
Davidsson, P. (1989) Continued entrepreneurship and small firm growth. Stockholm School of Economics-Economic Research Institute
Erić-Nielsen, J., Stojanović-Aleksić, V., Zlatanović, D. (2019) The challenges of managing the entreppreneurial organization. Ekonomika, vol. 65, br. 2, str. 87-98
Gavrić, G., Simonović, Z., Lazović, K. (2015) Knowledge as a factor of survival and competitiveness in modern business. Anali Ekonomskog fakulteta u Subotici, br. 33, str. 389-400
Hasni, C.I. (2011) An Exploratory Study of Motivational Factors on Women Entrepreneurship Venturing in Malaysia. Business and Economic Research, 2
Jovičić, A., Đokić, A., Denić, N. (2019) Ekonomsko-ekološki aspekti održivog razvoja preduzeća. Ecologica, 26(93): 26-30
Kirkwood, J. (2009) Motivational factors in a push-pull theory of entrepreneurship. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 24(5): 346-364
Kulić, R. (1998) Sadržaj rada i obrazovanje. Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva-Andragoška biblioteka
Lekovic, B., Berber, N. (2012) Barrier to entrepreneurship in Autonomous Province of Vojvodina: Research from aspects of age and gender. in: Employment Education and Entrepreneurship, 267-286
Leković, B. (2015) Kauzalitet preduzetničkog ponašanja, faktora uspešnosti preduzetničkog poduhvata i ambijentalnih uslova. Univerzitet u Novom Sadu-Ekonomski fakultet u Subotici, doktorska disertacija
Levie, J., Autio, E. (2008) A theoretical grounding and test of the GEM model. Small Business Economics, 31(3): 235-263
Locke, E.A. (1996) Motivation through conscious goal setting. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 5(2): 117-124
Pelham, A.M., Wilson, D.T. (1995) A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Market Structure, Firm Structure, Strategy, and Market Orientation Culture on Dimensions of Small-Firm Performance. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 24(1): 27-43
Petrović, M., Leković, B. (2019) Characteristics of ambitious entrepreneurs in Southeast Europe region: High-growth expectation concept. Anali Ekonomskog fakulteta u Subotici, br. 41, str. 55-66
Stewart, W.H., Roth, P.L. (2001) Risk propensity differences between entrepreneurs and managers: A meta-analytic review. Journal of applied psychology, 86(1): 145-53
Taormina, R.J., Kin-Mei, L.S. (2007) Measuring Chinese entrepreneurial motivation: Personality and environmental influences. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 200-221
Venkataraman, S., Sarasvathy, S.D., Dew, N., Forster, W.R. (2012) Reflections on the 2010 AMR decade award: Whither the promise? Moving forward with entrepreneurship as a science of the artificial. Academy of Management Review, 37(1): 21-33