University Student's Entrepreneurship: an Integrated Analysis of Entrepreneurial Intention [thesis]

Irene Jiménez Arribas
Apart from the study of the direct antecedents of entrepreneurial intention, the analysis of entrepreneurship in a contextual perspective is also relevant. In particular, social, university and family context are very important and determining aspects to shape entrepreneurial intention in university students, due, among others, to their little professional experience. Understanding these contextual factors and their influence is very important to understand the conditions under which
more » ... rship can be fostered in students. The social context refers to the socio-cultural values shared in a certain society (García-Rodríguez et al., 2017) . As a result, the prevailing values in the social context shape entrepreneurial decisions (Hayton et al., 2002; Pinillos and Reyes, 2011) . More societal focus on individualistic values are related to greater entrepreneurial activity (Liñán and Fayolle, 2015) . As a result, the decision to become an entrepreneur is independent of one's personal values and attitudes. On the other hand, the absence of social recognition of
doi:10.4995/thesis/10251/172361 fatcat:wcwuuyc2w5g4zhsai3sdk3w4vi