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ERIC Number: EJ968427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Explaining Entrepreneurial Behavior: Dispositional Personality Traits, Growth of Personal Entrepreneurial Resources, and Business Idea Generation
Obschonka, Martin; Silbereisen, Rainer K.; Schmitt-Rodermund, Eva
Career Development Quarterly, v60 n2 p178-190 Jun 2012
Applying a life-span approach of human development and using the example of science-based business idea generation, the authors used structural equation modeling to test a mediation model for predicting entrepreneurial behavior in a sample of German scientists (2 measurement occasions; Time 1, N = 488). It was found that recalled early entrepreneurial competence in adolescence predicted business idea generation. This link was mediated by entrepreneurial human and social capital. Moreover, an entrepreneurial Big Five profile was associated with early entrepreneurial competence and predicted entrepreneurial human and social capital. Results underscore the relevance of the long-neglected developmental approach to entrepreneurship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany