Volume 13, Issue 1, 2021


Authors: Juan Manuel ARISTIZÁBAL, Edwin TARAPUEZ, Beatriz GUZMÁN

APPLICATION OF A FUZZY SYSTEM TO THE ANALYSIS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION IN COLOMBIA

The incidence of diverse factors on the intention to create enterprises (EI) motivates the calculation of a multidimensional indicator that groups the initial endowments of the individual and the characteristics of the environment. Thus, the research introduces a new way of measuring business intent based on the mathematical support of the theory of fuzzy sets; thus, employing a sample of MBA students in Colombia, a Multidimensional Index of Enterprise Intent (MIEI) was calculated for 14 cities, segmented by gender, age, and area of studies. The results of the document expose heterogeneity in Colombian cities in terms of EI, with greater development in spatial units with facilities to do business. Particularly, the results denote the presence of an EI cycle in the age range between 30 and 40 years and they confirm Bogotá, D.C., as the city with the highest EI in Colombia. Meanwhile, the findings confirm minor entrepreneurial development in students with vocation for agricultural science.  

https://doi.org/10.37043/JURA.2021.13.1.4

Key words: fuzzy sets, entrepreneurship, business intent, entrepreneurial intention, entrepreneurship index.

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