Using a within-individual perspective, we examine (a) in what ways an individual’s entrepreneurial aspirations are either enhanced or eroded by professional and leader/managerial career aspirations; (b) how personality traits and values explain entrepreneurial career intentions in relation to motivation and efficacy; and (c) how primarily entrepreneurially-motivated students are more boundaryless in their career mindset than professionally- or leadership-motivated students. We propose a three-dimensional “career space”, which builds on Kanter’s (1989) proposal of three principal career forms in society – bureaucratic (or leader/managerial), professional, and entrepreneurial careers – as a framework to illuminate connections among careers beyond extant individual-psychological or organizational perspectives.
Chan, Kim-Yin; Ho, Ringo M. H.; Chernyshenko, Olexander; Uy, Marilyn A.; and Bedford, Olwen
"UNDERSTANDING ENTREPRENEURIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP CAREER ASPIRATIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (INTERACTIVE PAPER),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 32
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol32/iss4/15