Title: An integrated model of entrepreneurial intentions

Authors: Tatiana Iakovleva, Lars Kolvereid

Addresses: Nordland Research Institute, Nordlandsforskning, N-8049, Bodo, Norway. ' Bodo Graduate School of Business, Hogskolen i Bodo, 8049, Bodo, Norway

Abstract: The present research investigates whether the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) (Ajzen, 1991) and the model of the entrepreneurial event (Shapero and Sokol, 1982) can be integrated into one model of entrepreneurial intentions, and clarifies the differences between different types of entrepreneurial intentions. The model is tested using data from 324 Russian university business students. The results indicate that the two intentions models can be successfully integrated into one, where attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control determine desirability-feasibility, which in turn, determines intentions.

Keywords: entrepreneurial intentions; integration of theories; business students; Russia; theory of planned behaviour; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2009.021632

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.1, pp.66 - 80

Published online: 30 Nov 2008 *

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