Title: Entrepreneurial attitude orientations and entrepreneurial intention of Vietnamese adults: the moderating role of sources of capital

Authors: Long Q. Tran; Quan H.M. Tran

Addresses: University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, LinhXuan Wards, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' International School of Business, University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, 17 Pham Ngoc Thach St., Dist.3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Abstract: Entrepreneurship has drawn a great deal of attention and become the topic of discussion among government leaders, academic scholars, business practitioners, and the like, in Vietnam, an emerging economy in Southeast Asia. This study examines the impacts of entrepreneurial attitude orientations (EAO) on entrepreneurial intention (EI) of Vietnamese adults. It also investigates the moderating role of sources of capital on the relationship between EAO and EI. Using the EAO instrument including achievement, self-esteem, innovation, and personal control developed by Robinson et al. (1991) and the EI instrument developed by Linan and Chen (2009), the authors surveyed 337 Vietnamese adults and found some significant results. Achievement, self-esteem, and innovation were found to have significant impacts on EI. In addition, sources of capital including savings, borrowing and sharing were found to be moderating the relationship between EAO and EI.

Keywords: entrepreneurial attitude orientations; EAO; entrepreneurial intention; moderating role; sources of capital; Vietnam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2021.10035643

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2021 Vol.27 No.3, pp.355 - 384

Received: 05 Jun 2018
Accepted: 06 Jul 2018

Published online: 15 Feb 2021 *

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