Title: 'Why not now?' Triggers and barriers of new venture creation: a meta-analysis and multinational comparison of entrepreneurs' perspectives

Authors: Christopher Schlaegel; Robert L. Engle; Nikolay Dimitriadi; Pia Chrisitin Taureck

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Management, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, P.O. Box 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany ' School of Business, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt Carmel Ave., Hamden CT, USA ' School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Rostov State University of Economics, Bolshaya Sadovaya str., 69, Office 316, Rostov-on-Don, 344002, Russia ' Faculty of Economics and Management, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, P.O. Box 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany

Abstract: Previous research focused on the determinants of entrepreneurial intent, whereas little is known about the influence of triggers and barriers on the transformation of entrepreneurial intent into behaviour. Using a mixed-method approach, we explore the factors that hinder or foster the translation of intent into action. The results of our meta-analysis show that prior research focused on the direct influence of triggers and barriers on intent. The content analysis of semi-structured interviews of 215 entrepreneurs in Germany, Russia, and the USA shows that founders included both triggers and barriers in their entrepreneurial act of starting a new business.

Keywords: entrepreneurial intent; entrepreneurial behaviour; triggers; barriers; new venture creation; meta-analysis; mixed-method; exploratory interview; categorisation; new ventures; multinational comparison; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial perspectives; entrepreneurs; Germany; Russia; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2015.071482

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.227 - 250

Received: 08 Mar 2013
Accepted: 10 Mar 2014

Published online: 30 Aug 2015 *

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