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Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (JIBED)

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  • Entrepreneurial mindset as predictor of start-up desire: consideration of social cause interest   Order a copy of this article
    by Rob Kim Marjerison, Yinan Lin, Rongjuan Chen 
    Abstract: Theoretical models in the field of entrepreneurship study indicate that personal entrepreneurial desire is a strong factor in predicting future business behaviour, but there is little in the existing research about entrepreneurial mindset as a predictor of actual activity. With the emerging concept of social entrepreneurship in China, this paper aims to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial mindset, individual intention to start an enterprise, the likelihood of actually starting a business and personal interest in social causes. Based on the results of an online survey with 590 respondents, the role of entrepreneurial mindset as predictor is analysed using correlation, linear regression and multiple regression analysis. The findings of this research contribute to the future development of societal entrepreneurial programs, and to the role and assessment of the entrepreneurial mindset of potential social entrepreneurs. The study also provides insight into the perspective of the individual towards the concept of social responsibility.
    Keywords: social entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial mindset; entrepreneurial desire; likelihood of starting a business; new venture; social causes; China.
    DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2021.10034391
  • Multi-dimensional aspects of risk-taking in entrepreneurs: a global study   Order a copy of this article
    by Shilpi Sharma 
    Abstract: This paper presents in-depth analyses of five distinct risk dimensions, in relation to age, gender, country of origin and entrepreneur in family. A unique aspect of this study is the repeated analyses for the same hypotheses, using data from three independent rounds of data collection. This design allowed to identify inconsistencies in any data trends. Individuals who had an active enterprise had significantly higher scores for risk-taking propensity and profit-contingent risks, than aspiring and non-entrepreneur groups, across all three rounds of data collection. On the other hand, entrepreneurs did not have significantly different scores for risk aversion than the other two groups. A series of linear regression analyses indicated that younger males, from a developing country, and who had an entrepreneur in the family, had significantly higher risk-taking propensities. Inconsistencies in results for risk-enjoyment and creative risk dimensions may be better understood through a qualitative, longitudinal research.
    Keywords: entrepreneurs; risk-taking; multi-dimensional risk-taking; risk taking in entrepreneurs; global research in entrepreneurship; personality research; risk-taking research in entrepreneurs; personality of entrepreneur; effect of age on entrepreneur risk-taking; effect of gender on entrepreneur risk-taking.
    DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2021.10034397
  • Virtual Trade Shows: Past Assessment, Present Status, and Future Prospects
    by Mohammad Osman Gani, Yoshi Takahashi, Anisur Faroque, Sina Mortazavi, Mohammad Zahedul Alam  
    Abstract: Although virtual trade shows (VTSs) are a major concern for marketers and researchers, conceptual development is lacking. This paper critically reviews the studies on VTSs to identify gaps in the research and to propose avenues for future research. Several databases were utilized to extract the scholarly papers used in this study. This paper highlights the findings from prior studies with a comparison and contrast of salient features of the findings to provide directions for future research. Specifically, this study demonstrates a compendium of empirical research on antecedents and consequences of VTSs. It was found that there are several under-explored areas in the prior research and there is a great potential for theoretical development in this field. Bringing together required inquiries and related theories of VTS, this study contributes to the literature. Finally, the study focuses on the limitations, implications, and future avenues for VTS research.
    Keywords: Virtual trade show (VTS); antecedents; consequences; strategic orientation; theoretical discussion.