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Entrepreneurial intention: perceived advantages and disadvantages

Abstract: Purpose - Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the influence of the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship surrounding the entrepreneurial intention on a university context. Design/methodology/approach - To test the hypothesis it is used a quantitative research. With a structural equations approach, it is explored the psychological mechanisms that could affect to the entrepreneurial intentions of university students. Findings - The results obtained show that the advantages related to entrepreneurship, in particular personal rewards, influence positively on the entrepreneurial attitude. However, the disadvantages, in particular economic aspects, have a negative effect. Additionally, the authors test that the gender and the academic training have a moderate effect on the variables which influence on the entrepreneurial intention. Originality/value - This paper contributes to the literature on entrepreneurship in two important aspects. First, it goes into detail about the influence that perceived advantages and disadvantages of starting a new business has on entrepreneurial intentions. Second, the authors examine relevant and special collective, university students that try to decide their professional future and, hence, it is a critical period to decide the startup of a new business.

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 Autoría: Sampedro I.R., Fernández-Laviada A., Herrero Crespo A.,

 Fuente: Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración (ARLA), 2014, 27(2), 284-315

Editorial: Universidad de los Andes

 Año de publicación: 2014

Nº de páginas: 32

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1108/ARLA-09-2013-0144

ISSN: 1012-8255

Url de la publicación: 10.1108/ARLA-09-2013-0144