Title: Influence of entrepreneurial competencies and motivations on social entrepreneurship intention: an empirical study related to Tunisia

Authors: Ines Ben Chikha; Anis Jarboui

Addresses: LARTIGE Laboratory, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax, University of Sfax, Airport Road km 4, 3018, Sfax, Tunisia ' LARTIGE Laboratory, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax, University of Sfax, Airport Road km 4, 3018, Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: Recently, social entrepreneurship has attracted a great deal of attention from scholars, practitioners and policy makers since it presents one of the main solutions for solving social, economic and environmental problems. To participate in this research area, we carry out in this work an empirical investigation of the impact of both entrepreneurial competencies and motivations on the formation on the social entrepreneurial intention based on 310 questionnaires from Tunisians who are pursuing incubation programs in the context of social entrepreneurship. Using the partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) method, we have shown that entrepreneurial competencies and motivations positively influence social entrepreneurial intention. This reinforces the conclusions that said entrepreneurial competencies and motivations have an effect on entrepreneurship in general. In addition, these findings may attract the attention of incubators who can act on these two determinants to stimulate social entrepreneurship.

Keywords: social entrepreneurial intention; entrepreneurial competencies; entrepreneurial motivations; PLS-SEM; Tunisia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEI.2020.113594

International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2020 Vol.5 No.3, pp.183 - 196

Received: 22 Nov 2018
Accepted: 21 Feb 2019

Published online: 05 Mar 2021 *

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