The Impact of Desirability and Feasibility on Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Structural Equation Model

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 35-50, 2006

Posted: 12 May 2011 Last revised: 12 Aug 2016

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Maribel Guerrero

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School

Josep Rialp

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Business Administration

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: December 8, 2006

Abstract

There is general agreement that attitudes towards entrepreneurship are determinant factors to decide to be an entrepreneur. In this context, this research is focused on analyzing the relationship between desirability and feasibility on university student’s intentions to create a new firm in Catalonia. A structural equation model supported by Krueger & Brazeal’s Model was tested with different groups of students. The main results reveal most of university students consider desirable to create a new firm, although the perception of feasibility is not positive. Also, there is a statistical significant and positively relationship between credibility and the intention to create a new firm.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial intention model, University students, Institutional economics, Catalonia

JEL Classification: M13,

Suggested Citation

Guerrero, Maribel and Rialp, Josep and Urbano, David, The Impact of Desirability and Feasibility on Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Structural Equation Model (December 8, 2006). International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 35-50, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1838606

Maribel Guerrero (Contact Author)

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School ( email )

Camino de Mundaiz, 50
San Sebastian, 20012
Spain

Josep Rialp

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Campus Bellaterra, Edifici B.
Bellaterra (Barcelona), 08193
Spain

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B, Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
34935811209 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.davidurbano.eu

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