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Does Social Capital Affect Entrepreneurial Intentions?

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  • Francisco Liñán
  • Francisco Santos

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Nowadays, the scientific community assigns both social context and entrepreneurs’ behavior as a central role in the growth and development of the world economy. However, the relationships between these two factors have not been sufficiently studied in business and economics. Therefore, in this paper, the specific influence of the new socioeconomic factor of social capital on the formation of entrepreneurial intentions will be analyzed. To test the theoretical hypotheses, an empirical study will be carried out using the Partial Least Squares (PLS) technique with data from a sample of young undergraduate students in the last year of their degree. This population has been selected because these individuals, according to different studies, show a higher propensity towards firm creation. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2007

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  • Francisco Liñán & Francisco Santos, 2007. "Does Social Capital Affect Entrepreneurial Intentions?," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 13(4), pages 443-453, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:13:y:2007:i:4:p:443-453:10.1007/s11294-007-9109-8
    DOI: 10.1007/s11294-007-9109-8
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial intention; Social capital; M00; Z13;
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    JEL classification:

    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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