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Entrepreneurial intention, values, and the reasoned action approach: results from a Russian population survey


  • Peter Schmidt

    (University of Giessen and National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) Moscow, Russia.)

  • Alexander Tatarko

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics(HSE) Moscow, Russia.)

  • Natalia Amerkhanova

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics(HSE) Moscow, Russia.)


This article examines the relationship between value orientations and entrepreneurial intention according to the reasoned action approach. The empirical base of this study are the results of a representative survey conducted in 2 regions of Russia (Central Federal District and the North Caucasian Federal District). The effective total sample size was 2,058 and a subsample of 269 was selected. The subsample was composed of the respondents intending to open a business in the next 2 years. The results of research, carried out in the framework of reasoned action approach, allowed us to confirm the validity of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in the Russian sample. It was also found that the values included in the block of self-direction autonomy of action are positively associated with the components of model of entrepreneurial planned behavior (attitudes, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control)

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  • Peter Schmidt & Alexander Tatarko & Natalia Amerkhanova, 2013. "Entrepreneurial intention, values, and the reasoned action approach: results from a Russian population survey," HSE Working papers WP BRP 12/PSY/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:12psy2013

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    1. Nadezhda Lebedeva & Peter Schmidt, 2013. "Values and Attitudes towards Innovation among Canadian, Chinese and Russian Students," HSE Working papers WP BRP 04/SOC/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    2. Davidsson, Per & Honig, Benson, 2003. "The role of social and human capital among nascent entrepreneurs," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 301-331, May.
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    theory of planed behavior; theory of basic individual values; entrepreneurial behavior.;

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