Entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions: assessing gender specific differences

Entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions: assessing gender specific differences
Andreas Strobl; Christopher Kronenberg; Mike Peters
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 452 – 468
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 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 attitude
s towards being independent and comparing them to the male 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.

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