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ERIC Number: EJ797876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Fostering Entrepreneurial Drive in Business Education: An Attitudinal Approach
Florin, Juan; Karri, Ranjan; Rossiter, Nancy
Journal of Management Education, v31 n1 p17-42 2007
Drawing from research in individual characteristics of entrepreneurs and the theory of planned behavior from social psychology literature, this study identifies attitudinal dimensions of entrepreneurial drive (ED), proposes a model, and develops and tests an instrument to measure it. Results show that students differentiate among five attitudes that have been found to promote entrepreneurial behavior in prior research, namely, preference for innovation, nonconformity, proactive disposition, self-efficacy, and achievement motivation. Taken together, these attitudes define the authors' conceptualization of ED. The article provides recommendations of initiatives that were proven to be helpful in developing entrepreneurial drive in undergraduate business students. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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