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The influence of entrepreneurial intentions on causation and effectuation

Somi, J. (2015) The influence of entrepreneurial intentions on causation and effectuation.

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Abstract:Entrepreneurial intent is rising among students (Thomas & Mueller, 2000). Audretsch and Thurik (2001) explain this by the shift from a managed economy towards an entrepreneurial economy. The managed economy is stable, has a low turnover in jobs and workers, strong demand of products and product homogeneity. The entrepreneurial economy is characterized as more turbulent, less stable and more diverse. This shift towards the entrepreneurial economy has not led to changes in which decision model will be taught in business schools. Currently the entrepreneurial model of causation is taught which is the traditional way of planning and prediction, but is it still appropriate in times of instability, flexibility and diversity? The main research question in this research is: To what extend do entrepreneurial intentions influence the degree of causation and effectuation based thinking among students in the Netherlands? An empirical quantitative study has been conducted and data is collected through questionnaires. The analysis showed a couple of statistical significant relationships between characteristics of entrepreneurial intent and principles of effectuation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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