• Francisco Ricardo Bezerra Fonsêca Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Sérgio Benício C. de Mello Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Maria Christianni Coutinho Marçal Universiade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Maria Iraê de Souza Correa Universidade Federal de Pernambuco


Entrepreneurship (theoretical and practically) as a phenomenon is capable of fomenting an infinity of issues regarding the dynamic and complex reality of contemporary businesses. This paper aims at to explore the factors that influence the intention of becoming an entrepreneur by alumini and senior students of a major Brazilian University undertaking high-tech degrees. This qualitative study was accomplished through in-depth interviews. In the analytical scope, a content analysis was undertaken comprehending the process of transcription of the interviewees’ reports, codification of contents and interpretation of their meanings. The category will (i.e., the human act of choosing freely to practice or not certain actions) poised as one of the fundamental factors influencing the intentional act of enterprising. The entrepreneurs’ self-perceived profile, which corroborates with the idea of career anchor (major theory used in this study), was evidenced as a relevant empiric discovery while the anchor of managerial career was revealed more frequently. At the end, suggestions of future researches are presented.
Feb 2, 2009
How to Cite
BEZERRA FONSÊCA, Francisco Ricardo et al. ARE ENTERPRISING YOUTHS PREPARED TO UNDERTAKE IN HIGH-TECH COMPANIES?. Revista de Negócios, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 3, p. 67-80, feb. 2009. ISSN 1980-4431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2021. doi:


Empreendedorismo – Âncoras de carreira – Intenções de empreender