Title: The self-loving entrepreneur: dual narcissism and entrepreneurial intention

Authors: Urs Baldegger; Steffen H. Schroeder; Marco R. Furtner

Addresses: Institute for Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein, Fürst-Franz-Josef Strasse 1, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' Institute for Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein, Fürst-Franz-Josef Strasse 1, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Österreich, Austria

Abstract: This study investigates the effects between narcissism (narcissistic admiration and narcissistic rivalry), internal locus of control, and entrepreneurial intention. Via structural equation modelling we found that narcissistic admiration was a positive predictor of entrepreneurial intention, while narcissistic rivalry was a negative predictor of career motives and entrepreneurial intention. Furthermore, internal locus control was also positively associated with entrepreneurial career motives and intention. New thus we conclude that narcissism internal locus of control are essential for building entrepreneurship and are therefore important to personality research of entrepreneurs.

Keywords: narcissism; entrepreneurship; intention; career motive; locus of control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2017.088639

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2017 Vol.9 No.4, pp.373 - 391

Available online: 04 Dec 2017 *

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