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Title: “I know I can, but I don't fit” : perceived fit, self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial intention
Authors: Hsu, Dan K.
Burmeister-Lamp, Katrin
Simmons, Sharon A.
Foo, Maw-Der
Hong, Michelle C.
Pipes, Jesse D.
Keywords: Business::General
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Hsu, D. K., Burmeister-Lamp, K., Simmons, S. A., Foo, M.-D., Hong, M. C., & Pipes, J. D. (2019). “I know I can, but I don't fit” : perceived fit, self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Business Venturing, 34(2), 311-326. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.08.004
Journal: Journal of Business Venturing
Abstract: While extant literature generally suggests a positive relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention, several moderators have been identified – suggesting possible boundary conditions on that relationship. This paper introduces perceived person-entrepreneurship fit to entrepreneurship and shows that it moderates the relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention. Three studies are conducted which illuminate the utility of randomized experiments and methodological approaches to address limitations in the interpretation of empirical results. Studies 1 and 2 are randomized experiments to examine causality; Study 3 contains two correlational surveys to triangulate the results by examining whether the proposed effects withstand the influence of confounding variables in real-life. The findings indicate that when a strong perception of fit with entrepreneurship is achieved, entrepreneurial intention is strongly predicted by entrepreneurial self-efficacy. In contrast, if one perceives a low level of fit or no fit, entrepreneurial intention will be low, regardless of entrepreneurial self-efficacy.
ISSN: 0883-9026
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.08.004
Rights: © 2019 Duke University Press. All rights reserved. This paper was published by Elsevier Inc in Journal of Business Venturing and is made available with permission of Duke University Press.
Fulltext Permission: open
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