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Exploring intergenerational influence on entrepreneurial intention: the mediating role of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility

Published Online:pp 134-153https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEIM.2014.062877

Children of self-employed parents are twice as likely as other children to become self-employed themselves, as family background exerts a significant influence on the values, attitudes, and behaviour one adopts. This study explores how entrepreneurial intentions are transmitted across generations within families. Using the data from 805 respondents and expanding upon Shapero and Sokol’s model of intention in entrepreneurial events (SEE), we analyse the role of an entrepreneurial family background as an intergenerational influence on entrepreneurial intention and the underlying mediating effect of perceived desirability and perceived feasibility in starting a business.

Keywords

entrepreneurial intention, perceived desirability, perceived feasibility, intergenerational

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