A gender-based approach to the influence of personality traits on entrepreneurial intention

Laouiti, Rahma, Haddoud, Mohamed Yacine, Nakara, Walid Adam and Onjewu, Adah-Kole (2022) A gender-based approach to the influence of personality traits on entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Business Research, 142. pp. 819-829. ISSN 0148-2963

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.01.018


While previous studies have demonstrated the importance of personality traits in the decision to pursue a career in entrepreneurship, more empirical evidence is needed to explain the mechanism through which entrepreneurial intention (EI) is strengthened. Accordingly, espousing a gender-based perspective, the current paper identifies characteristics that positively affect EI in a sample of 531 students in France. A fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis is performed yielding four alternate combinations that are likely to lead to high EI, of which two are gender specific. The inherent findings advance previous studies by offering entrepreneurship educators in France and similar contexts a new understanding of entrepreneurial intention from a gender perspective. Similarly, the results offer first-hand evidence to inform university students’ career choices.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: Dr Walid Adam Nakara is Chairholder Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusion and member of the LabEx Entrepreneurship of the of the Labex Entrepreneurship (University of Montpellier, France) funded by the French government (Labex Entreprendre, ANR-10-Labex-11-01).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, Entrepreneurial Intention, Career Choice, Big Five Personality Traits, fsQCA
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 11:04
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2022 11:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50353

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