Antecedents of Graduates’ Technopreneurial behaviors: Co-variance analysis based on the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology 2
Hassan Barau, Singhry
Azmawani, Abd Rahman
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entrepreneurial behaviors. They are also among the most challenging factors for creating new technology-based venture. Although the integration of technology readiness (TR) and financial literacy (FL) toward technopreneurial behavior (TB) has not been investigated, evidence in the literature supports their relationships. This paper investigates the combined role of TR and FL on technopreneurial intention (TI) and behavior. A cross-sectional survey was carried out and data was collected from 226 graduates. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with Analysis of Moment Square (AMOS) graphics were used to analyzed a model with four-stage mediations. The findings show that TI is a full mediator on the relationship between TR (optimism and innovativeness) and TB. Similarly, it is a full mediator on the relationship between FL and TB. However, TI does not mediate the relationship between TR (discomfort and insecurity) and TB. The paper is the first to investigate the mediating effect of TI on the relationship between TR and TB as well as FL and TB among graduate using unified theory of technology acceptance and use (UTAUT 2). This research offers insights toward new technology-based firms’ creation. Equally, it has practical implications for graduate students, institutions of higher learning, formal financial institutions, and policy makers regarding technopreneurial development.