14 : Entrepreneurial Intentions and Migration Tendencies Amongst University Students in Eastern Germany
The article explores the relation between migration tendencies of university students and their entrepreneurial intentions. The aim of this analysis is to give an answer to whether students who are willing to start a company tend to migrate from their location of study of study to the same or even greater extend as opposed to students without any affinity to business creation. Therefore, we investigated the relation between occupational intentions and migration tendencies among 1,243 students from the university locations Jena and Ilmenau. Results indicate a link between migration and entrepreneurship, as plans to start-up a business come along with the wish to stay at the present domicile. We conclude that entrepreneurship education could help to counteract migration and should be particularly adapted to the structure and needs of the regional industry.