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Do Work Values Add to the Prediction of Entrepreneurial Intent Above and Beyond Personality?
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examined the importance of the Big-Five personality traits and work values for the prediction of entrepreneurial intent. Data were collected from a sample of 261 undergraduate students at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Results of a hierarchical regression analysis revealed that none of the Big-Five personality factors predicted entrepreneurial intent; however, the importance individuals attached to achievement and social-affective work values accounted for 9% of the variance in entrepreneurial intent, above and beyond personality. The results lend support to the argument that entrepreneurship is a cultural phenomenon and that entrepreneurs are ‘made’ as opposed to ‘born’. Consequently, the implications of culture and gender characterization are discussed in relation to entrepreneurial intentions. Finally, a dynamic model of entrepreneurial emergence is proposed and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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2011. , 74 p.
Keyword [en]
Entrepreneurial Intent, Big Five Personality Factors, Work Values, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19547OAI: diva2:557534
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-28 Created: 2012-09-28 Last updated: 2012-09-28Bibliographically approved

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