The current paper aims to identify the antecedents of social entrepreneurial intention formation. Using an international sample of 159 entrepreneurial volunteers in a corporate framework, we find positive relationships between empathy, perceived social norms, self-efficacy, perceived collective efficacy, and social entrepreneurial intentions with mediation by perceived desirability and perceived feasibility. Overall, we contribute to the upcoming domain of social entrepreneurship research by investigating the individual and environmental antecedents of social entrepreneurial action in a corporate setting.
theory of planned behavior
contribution to scientific community
Rotterdam School of Management
12th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2012