Title
Entrepreneurship : with bad luck and no help (summary) Entrepreneurship : with bad luck and no help (summary)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Frontiers of entrepreneurship research
Volume/pages
31(2011) :6 , p. 264-
ISSN
0740-7416
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This study contributes to understanding why some people but not others decide to start an own business. As part of a persons personality, we focus on generalized beliefs about the efficacy respectively supportiveness of the self and of external factors. Using moderation and mediation arguments in a choice model, we suggest that a personality that makes a potential entrepreneur perceiving higher chances of entrepreneurial success may not make this person more likely to become an entrepreneur, because the attractiveness of a non-entrepreneurial occupation could be raised even more. We hypothesize that besides a positive association between entrepreneurship and general self-efficacy, there is a negative association between entrepreneurship and generalized beliefs about the efficacy of external factors, such as luck and other peoples support.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/985e4c/a43b8caedbd.pdf
http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol31/iss6/14
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