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Youth Associations in Academia: Their Implications for the Creation and Development of an Entrepreneurial Profile

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Entrepreneurship now plays an important role on society for the consequences that come with it, economically and socially speaking. Aware of this fact, and influenced by this reality, there are many young people who desire creating their own business, despite the difficulties of doing so. However, one of the limitations on this issue is, precisely, the lack of experience on young people, reflected upon their lack of qualifications and technic capabilities. Having said this, the overall purpose of this paper is, precisely, to analyze the contribution of participating in juvenile academic associations on the creation of an entrepreneur profile. It is aimed, by doing this, to analyze which are the personal and technic skills more developed throughout the associative experience and if this one is important to develop, in the people involved, an entrepreneur character. The survey of this study evaluates the profile from these individuals, their perception regarding entrepreneurship and the skills developed throughout the associative journey. The results demonstrated that almost half of these people are potential entrepreneurs, making a point about their entrepreneur profile and with a great positive attitude towards entrepreneurship.

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    It includes youth associations in Portugal, in the years 2010 and 2017, distributed by district and type of association. (Available at: https://joven.gov.pt/Associativismo/DadosEstatisticos/Paginas/Lista-de-entidadesinscritas-RNAJ.aspx).

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    A report developed by the General Directorate of Statistics for Education and Science, states that of the 53,479 students attending higher education in the district of Porto, 47.2% are male and 52.8% female (Student Registration Survey Higher Education Registrants and Graduates, DGEEC, 2017).

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Pereira, A., Mota, C., Vaz, Â., Cunha, A. (2022). Youth Associations in Academia: Their Implications for the Creation and Development of an Entrepreneurial Profile. In: Mesquita, A., Abreu, A., Carvalho, J.V. (eds) Perspectives and Trends in Education and Technology. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 256. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5063-5_3

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