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The influence of individual perceptions and the urban/rural environment on nascent entrepreneurship

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  • Capelleras , Joan-Lluís

    (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

  • Contín-Pilart , Ignacio

    (Universidad Pública de Navarra)

  • Martin-Sanchez, Victor

    (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

  • Larraza-Kintana , Martín

    ()
    (Universidad Pública de Navarra)

Abstract

: Individual perceptions have been shown to affect the decision to start a new firm. This decision is also contingent upon the context in which actions are taken. However, not much is known about the joint impact of entrepreneurs’perceptions and the urban/rural environment where the firm is created. The purpose of this paper is to examine how nascent entrepreneurship is influenced by individual perceptions and the urban/rural context. Using data from the Spanish GEM project, the results of a series of logistic regression models indicate that opportunity perception and self-efficacy have a positive influence on the probability of becoming a nascent entrepreneur. Interestingly, we also find that individuals in rural areas who perceive new opportunities are more likely to become nascent entrepreneurs rather than those who live in urban ones.

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Article provided by Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional in its journal Investigaciones Regionales.

Volume (Year): (2013)
Issue (Month): 26 ()
Pages: 97-113

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Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0232

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Keywords: nascent entrepreneurship; individual perceptions; urban/rural environment;

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