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Nascent entrepreneurship and the role of self-efficacy
Nascent entrepreneurship and the role of self-efficacy

Author(s): Paweł Ziemiański, Krzysztof Zięba
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Business Economy / Management
Published by: Wydawnictwo Politechniki Gdańskiej
Keywords: self efficacy;entrepreneurship;nascent entrepreneurs;entrepreneurial self-efficacy;entrepreneurial education;

Summary/Abstract: The authors discuss the role of general self-efficacy in new ventures creation. In the first part of the article antecedents and consequences of self-efficacy are described based on Bandura’a theory (1984). Antecedents, which include mastery experience, social modelling, physiological arousal and social persuasion, are discussed in relation to the situation of nascent entrepreneurs. Self-efficacy’s consequences - such as perceiving stressful situations as challenges and the ability to recover from disappointments are hypothesized to be important factors deciding on nascent entrepreneurs’ behavior and outcomes. In the second part of the article a distinction between general self-efficacy and entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) is described. The authors discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of using ESE in research on nascent entrepreneurs’ intention to create new ventures.

  • Issue Year: 2/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 27-36
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English