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Exploring intergenerational influence on entrepreneurial intention: the mediating role of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility

Saeed, Saadat and Muffatto, Moreno and Yousafzai, Shumaila Y (2014) 'Exploring intergenerational influence on entrepreneurial intention: the mediating role of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility.' International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 18 (2/3). pp. 134-153. ISSN 1368-275X

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Abstract

Children of self-employed parents are twice as likely as other children to become self-employed themselves, as family background exerts a significant influence on the values, attitudes, and behaviour one adopts. This study explores how entrepreneurial intentions are transmitted across generations within families. Using the data from 805 respondents and expanding upon Shapero and Sokol's model of intention in entrepreneurial events (SEE), we analyse the role of an entrepreneurial family background as an intergenerational influence on entrepreneurial intention and the underlying mediating effect of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility in starting a business.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 11:33
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 14:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15394

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