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Author: Liñán, Francisco
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Economía Aplicada I
Date: 2008
Published in: International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 4 (3), 257-272.
Document type: Article
Abstract: This paper starts from Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior to test the role of different perceptions on the individual’s intention to become an entrepreneur. Support has most often been found for this theory in the field of entrepreneurship. However, little is yet known about the way in which perceptions are formed. It may be argued that social values regarding entrepreneurship, and also personal skill perceptions, would both affect entrepreneurial intentions. Our objective, therefore, is testing the existence and reach of both effects. Empirical analysis has been carried out on a sample of 249 university students. Structural equations models have been used to test our hypotheses. Results generally confirm them, since values and skills do play a significant role in explaining intention. However, the role of perceived skills seems to be more relevant. Implications may be derived in several areas, and especially regarding entrepreneurship education
Cite: Liñán, F. (2008). Skill and value perceptions: how do they affect entrepreneurial intentions?. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 4 (3), 257-272.
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URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11441/70215

DOI: 10.1007/s11365-008-0093-0

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