Founder, Academic, or Employee? A Nuanced Study of Career Choice Intentions

Sieger, Philipp; Monsen, Erik (2015). Founder, Academic, or Employee? A Nuanced Study of Career Choice Intentions. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(S1), pp. 30-57. Wiley 10.1111/jsbm.12181

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We add novel insights to the debate about why individuals choose to start their own firm by comparing entrepreneurial intentions to the intentions to work at a university as an academic and to be employed in a private firm. To model this more complex set of career choices, we examine novel multiplicative aspects of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and test our hypotheses on survey data of 15,866 students from 13 European countries. Multinomial logistic regression analyses reveal how the different TPB elements influence career preferences and demonstrate the moderating effects of perceived controllability and desirability.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Sieger, Philipp

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1540-627X

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2016 09:36

Last Modified:

19 Jul 2016 09:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jsbm.12181

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Entrepreneurial intentions, theory of planned behavior, GUESSS

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84181

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84181

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