How entrepreneurial intentions influence entrepreneurial career choices: The moderating influence of social context

Azzurra Meoli, Riccardo Fini, Maurizio Sobrero, Johan Wiklund

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Abstract

In this paper, we build on social cognitive career theory to examine the relation between entrepreneurial intention and new venture creation (i.e., the entrepreneurial career choice). We model how contextual influences at different levels may favor or inhibit the translation of entrepreneurial intention into new venture creation. Using unique longitudinal data from almost the entire population of Italian university graduates, we are able to assess how the immediate (i.e., the influence of relevant others) and larger context (i.e., organizational and environmental influences) affect new venture creation. Our research contributes to the emerging literature of the intention–behavior link in entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105982
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial career choice
  • Entrepreneurial intention
  • Graduate entrepreneurship
  • Intention-behavior link
  • New venture creation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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