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Intrapreneurial intentions versus entrepreneurial intentions: distinct constructs with different antecedents

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  • Evan Douglas

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  • Jason Fitzsimmons

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    We posit that entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship are distinct entrepreneurial behaviors that differ in terms of their salient outcomes for the individual. Since individuals are likely to differ in their attitudes to these salient outcomes, and in their entrepreneurial self-efficacy, we hypothesize that a different strength of intention for entrepreneurship versus intrapreneurship will be due to individual differences in self-efficacy and in their attitudes to the outcomes from entrepreneurial, as compared to intrapreneurial, behavior. We find that while self-efficacy is significantly related to both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial intentions, attitudes to income, ownership, and autonomy relate only to entrepreneurial intentions, while attitude to risk relates only to intrapreneurial intentions. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2013

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 115-132

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:41:y:2013:i:1:p:115-132

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    Keywords: Intrapreneurship; Intrapreneurial intentions; Entrepreneurial intentions; Nascent entrepreneurs; L26; M13;

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