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The self-loving entrepreneur: dual narcissism and entrepreneurial intention


  • Urs Baldegger
  • Steffen H. Schroeder
  • Marco R. Furtner


This study investigates the effects between narcissism (narcissistic admiration and narcissistic rivalry), internal locus of control, and entrepreneurial intention. Via structural equation modelling we found that narcissistic admiration was a positive predictor of entrepreneurial intention, while narcissistic rivalry was a negative predictor of career motives and entrepreneurial intention. Furthermore, internal locus control was also positively associated with entrepreneurial career motives and intention. New thus we conclude that narcissism internal locus of control are essential for building entrepreneurship and are therefore important to personality research of entrepreneurs.

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  • Urs Baldegger & Steffen H. Schroeder & Marco R. Furtner, 2017. "The self-loving entrepreneur: dual narcissism and entrepreneurial intention," International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 9(4), pages 373-391.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijeven:v:9:y:2017:i:4:p:373-391

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