Impact of childhood experiences on the development of entrepreneurial intentions

Drennan, J. C., Kennedy, J. and Renfrow, P. D. (2005) Impact of childhood experiences on the development of entrepreneurial intentions. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 6 4: 231-238. doi:10.5367/000000005775179801

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Author Drennan, J. C.
Kennedy, J.
Renfrow, P. D.
Title Impact of childhood experiences on the development of entrepreneurial intentions
Journal name International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-7503
Publication date 2005-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5367/000000005775179801
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 231
End page 238
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher IP Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Fostering entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture has become a key policy priority for governments. To encourage entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture, however, there is a need to understand the factors that influence and shape individuals' intentions to start a business. This study extends models of entrepreneurial intentions by investigating the influence of various childhood-experience factors on the perceived feasibility and desirability of starting a business. A structured questionnaire was completed by over 1,000 university students and analysed using regression analysis. Results indicated that perceptions of entrepreneurship were influenced not only by parental ownership of a business, but also by a difficult childhood and frequent relocation.
Keyword Entrepeneurial intentions
Childhood experiences
Perceived desirability
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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