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Entrepreneurship : with bad luck and no help (summary)
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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.
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English
Source (journal)
Frontiers of entrepreneurship research
Publication
2011
Volume/pages
31:6(2011), p. 264
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UAntwerpen
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