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Entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions: assessing gender specific differences

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Issue number4
Volume15
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)452-468
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The attitude towards entrepreneurship can strongly influence the probability of individuals to become self-employed. The mindset or attitudes of an individual to move into self-employment make up the foundation for future entrepreneurial activities. Former studies indicate differences between male and female perceptions or intentions to become entrepreneurs. This paper attempts to assess women’s entrepreneurial intentions of as well as their attitudes towards being independent and comparing them to the mail counterparts’. A survey among university students was carried out revealing that male students show more positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship and much more concrete entrepreneurial intentions.