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Trends in entrepreneurial behaviour among immigrant students: Conclusions from research conducted at the University of Social Sciences



Objective: The main aims of the thesis were to compare entrepreneurial behaviour trends in a group of Polish and foreign students and an attempt to define the determinants of such behaviours.

Research Design & Methods: Research was conducted using a questionnaire. Descriptive statistics methods were also used.

Findings: The undertaken research shows the diversity of entrepreneurial behaviours among both Polish and foreign students surveyed. Foreign students participating in the study showed a greater propensity to take risks and greater flexibility in their business plans, which may be indicative of greater skills and ability in adapting to the requirements of the labor market.

Contribution & Value Added: In the light of the undertaken research, it can be assumed that the state of the education system may account for one of the most important factors in facilitating change of the growing labor supply into benefits in the form of economic recovery and the creation of employment opportunities.


Immigrants, students, Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behaviour, business barriers


Author Biography

Paulina Kramarz

State Higher School of Vocational Education in Ciechanów. Master in Management and Marketing (University of Agriculture in Kraków); PhD in economics (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), Her research interests include: rural development economics, health economics, entrepreneurship in regional development.

Maciej Dębski

Master in Management and Master in International Relations (SGH Warsaw School of Economics) PhD in management (SGH Warsaw School of Economics). His research interests and practical aspects are focused on the use of marketing tools, especially in tourism. Professionally working at University of Social Sciences.

Lidia Luty

University of Agriculture in Kraków. Master in mathematics (Pedagogical University of Cracow), PhD in agricultural sciences. Habilitation degree in Economics (University of Szczecin). Her research interests include: application of quantitative methods in economics and management sciences, mathematics, regional development.


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