Alice Reissová – Department of Economy and Management of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Jan Evangelista
Purkyně University, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Jana Šimsová – Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Jan Evangelista
Purkyně University, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic




5th International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2019 – Leadership, Innovation, Management and Economics: Integrated Politics of Research – SELECTED PAPERS, Graz, Austria, December 12, 2019, published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade; Printed by: SKRIPTA International, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-80194-27-1, ISSN 2683-6149, DOI:



Entrepreneurship is considered the main driving force of economic growth and innovation.
Thus, it is important to monitor the interest of young people in starting a business. The aim of this paper
is to find out which main variables influence starting of a business by university students. A decision tree
(n=1168) was used to identify these variables. It was found that the type of university and gender play an
important role. Students of the Faculty of Arts and Design, the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies and
the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering want to start a business most frequently. It was also proved that
men claim to be more interested in entrepreneurship than women. However, it is very interesting to find
that there are no statistically significant gender differences between students that already have a business.



Interest, Entrepreneurship, Factors which influence starting a business, Type of university,




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