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The heirs of Schumpeter – an insight view of students’ entrepreneurial intentions at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics

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  • Sascha Ruhle

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    (Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

  • Daniel Mühlbauer

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    (Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

  • Marc Grünhagen

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    (Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensgründung und Wirtschaftsentwicklung, Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

  • Jens Rothenstein

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    (Lehrstuhl für Empirische Wirtschafts- und Sozialforschung, Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

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    This working paper addresses the question which dimensions of Ajzens (1988) Theory of Planned Behavior, named attitude towards start-up, perceived behavioral control and subjective norms can be used to explain the entrepreneurial intentions of business students. Furthermore we hypotheses an influence of attendance in entre-preneurship lectures, having entrepreneurs within ones family and the cultural background as possible enhancers of entrepreneurial intentions via the dimensions of the TPB. We found not only a highly significant connection between all dimensions of Ajzens model and the entrepreneurial intention, but although evidences for an influ-ence of the individuals social and cultural background on the EI.

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    Paper provided by Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library in its series Schumpeter Discussion Papers with number sdp10004.

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    Length: 45
    Date of creation: Apr 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:bwu:schdps:sdp10004

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intentions; Theory of planned behavior; university entrepreneurship; student survey; new firm creation;

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