Title: Raising entrepreneurs: can parenting style amplify entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours?

Authors: David S. Jiang; Scott D. Hayward; M. Lane Morris

Addresses: Department of Management, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8151, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA ' Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Elon University, Campus Box 2075, Elon, NC 27244, USA ' Department of Management, University of Tennessee, 1000 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

Abstract: For years, family business researchers have argued that many areas of entrepreneurship research have unnaturally separated the social institutions of family and business, calling for more exploration of the pervasive effects of family on entrepreneurship. Recent research has started to explore these effects within a family business context, but scholars still do not know much about how other family environments influence entrepreneurship. Using a family systems theoretical perspective, this conceptual paper addresses how developmental aspects of parenting and family environments, both inside and outside a family business context, contribute to the expression of entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours in adulthood. The most theoretically novel aspects of this paper focus on how family business contexts amplify links between entrepreneurial intentions and behaviours.

Keywords: attachment style; authoritarian style; authoritative; entrepreneurial intention; entrepreneurship; family business; family systems theory; family firms; parenting styles; entrepreneurs; entrepreneurial behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2017.082544

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2017 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.13 - 33

Received: 24 Oct 2015
Accepted: 08 Sep 2016

Published online: 28 Feb 2017 *

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