Intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial intentions

Stavroula Laspita*, Nicola Breugst, Stephan Heblich, Holger Patzelt

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We draw on cross-cultural theory and the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness project to develop a model for the transmission of entrepreneurial intentions within families in different cultures. Using data on more than 40,000 individuals from 15 countries, we show that beyond the transmission of entrepreneurial intentions from parents to children, grandparents - either directly or "indirectly" via the parents - impact the offspring's intentions. Moreover, we find that parents' and grandparents' influences partly substitute for one another. The strength of these effects varies across cultures. Our results provide a more detailed picture of the intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial intentions. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-435
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of business venturing
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Self-employment
  • Entrepreneurial family
  • Entrepreneurial intentions
  • Career choice
  • GLOBE
  • MODERATED MULTIPLE-REGRESSION
  • PLANNED BEHAVIOR
  • SELF-EMPLOYMENT
  • CAREER-DEVELOPMENT
  • PROJECT GLOBE
  • EFFECT SIZE
  • FAMILY
  • PERSONALITY
  • VARIABLES
  • STUDENTS

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