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The entrepreneurial intention-action relationships among young entrepreneurs: A taxonomy-based perspective
journal contributionposted on 2024-02-09, 11:57 authored by Safiya Mukhtar Alshibani, Atiya Bukhari, Veland Ramadani, Mathew Hughes
Although entrepreneurial intentions have been widely studied, however, the relationship between intention and action is an understudied area, especially in the Middle East/North African (MENA) region. This paper investigates the antecedents of the intention-action relationships based on the doer, procrastinator, dreamer, and abstainer taxonomy of student entrepreneurs. In this paper, a sample (N=12,947) from seven countries from the MENA region, and a Multinomial Logistic Regression Modelling. Findings show that university contextual factors play a significant role in the likelihood of students actively starting their own business, or just procrastinating and dreaming about it. More specifically, entrepreneurial-oriented learning programs reduce the probability of students completely abstaining from choosing entrepreneurship as a career. Past research primarily has utilized a singular intention framework (an “all-or-nothing” decision), without reflecting the stepwise commitment of the entrepreneurial process.
Author affiliationSchool of Business, University of Leicester
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