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Should I stay or should I go? Career choice intentions of students with family business background

version abrégée Personal and motivational patterns of intentional founders have been researched in great depth; however, antecedents to career choices of intentional successors have been conspicuously missing in entrepreneurship research. By drawing on theory of planned behavior, we investigate how intentional founders, successors, and employees differ in terms of locus of control and entrepreneurial self-efficacy as well as independence and innovation motives. We find that transitive likelihood of career intent depends on degree of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and the independence motive. Unexpectedly, we see that high levels of internal locus of control lead to a preference of employment, which challenges traditional entrepreneurship research and suggests that the feasibility of an entrepreneurial career path does not automatically make it desirable. Our findings suggests that students with family business background are pessimistic about being in control, but optimistic about their efficacy to pursue an entrepreneurial career
   
Genre Journal paper
   
mot-clé
   
Projet GUESSS - Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey
langue English
kind of paper journal article
date de sortie de la publication 1-9-2011
journal Journal of Business Venturing
maison d'édition Elsevier (Amsterdam)
ISSN 0883-9026
ISSN (online) 1873-2003
DOI 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2010.04.001
émission du journal 26
numéro du journal 5
page(s) 521-536
Review Double-Blind Review
   
citation Zellweger, T., Sieger, P., & Halter, F. (2011). Should I stay or should I go? Career choice intentions of students with family business background. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(5), 521-536, DOI:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2010.04.001.