A considerable body of research has investigated how entrepreneurial intentions – the intentions to create an own firm – are formed (cf. Schlaegel & Koenig, 2014). Within this research stream, researchers have increasingly started to investigate the link between entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurial behaviour, generally confirming a robust relationship (Kautonen et al., 2015). However, existing studies lack in-depth theorizing what drives and explains the intention-behaviour link.
We theorize that cultural values affect the extent to which entrepreneurial intentions lead to entrepreneurial behaviour because economic action is embedded within societal and collective mechanisms (Granovetter, 1985; Baumol, 1990); therefore, culture is believed to have important implications for individuals’ economic behaviour (Autio et al., 2013; Wennberg et al., 2013).
Sieger, Philipp; Bird, Miriam; Nabi, Ghulam; and Linan, Francesco
"WHAT MAKES DREAMS BECOME REALITY? INDIVIDUAL LEVEL CULTURAL PERCEPTIONS AS MODERATORS OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION – BEHAVIOUR RELATIONSHIP (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 36
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol36/iss12/7