Lee, Lena and Wong, Poh Kam and Foo, Maw Der and Leung, Aegean (2009): Entrepreneurial intentions: The influence of organizational and individual factors. Forthcoming in: Journal of Business Venturing
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An individual's intent to pursue an entrepreneurial career can result from the work environment and from personal factors. Drawing on the entrepreneurial intentions and the person–environment (P–E) fit literatures, and applying a multilevel perspective, we examine why individuals intend to leave their jobs to start business ventures. Findings, using a sample of 4192 IT professionals in Singapore, suggest that work environments with an unfavorable innovation climate and/or lack of technical excellence incentives influence entrepreneurial intentions, through low job satisfaction. Moderating effects suggest that an individual's innovation orientation strengthens the work-environment to job-satisfaction relationship; selfefficacy strengthens the job-satisfaction to entrepreneurial intentions relationship.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Entrepreneurial intentions: The influence of organizational and individual factors|
|Keywords:||Entrepreneurial intentions Job satisfaction Self-efficacy|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L26 - Entrepreneurship
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M13 - New Firms; Startups
|Depositing User:||Lena Lee|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jul 2009 02:19|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 21:32|
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