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ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND ABILITIES: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF JOB SATISFACTION AND MODERATING ROLE OF SELF-EFFICACY
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
  • Poh Kam Wong, National University of Singapore
  • Lena Lee, National University of Singapore
  • Aegean Leung, University of Victoria
Publication Date
6-10-2006
Abstract
Existing literature on entrepreneurship often regards job dissatisfaction as an entrepreneurial push factor and self-efficacy as an entrepreneurial pull factor. The argument is that individuals who are dissatisfied with their jobs are more likely to seek alternative mode of employment such as self-employment. On the other hand, personal abilities such as self-efficacy may pull individuals toward starting their own businesses in areas where they are confident and competent in. Despite the importance of job dissatisfaction and self-efficacy for new venture creation, few if any studies have examined the entrepreneurial phenomena from a holistic perspective. Utilizing concepts from the P-E fit and self-efficacy literatures, we specifically examined how IT professional’s personal attributes such as innovation orientation and self-efficacy condition individuals for an entrepreneurial career in unsatisfactory work environments.
Citation Information
Poh Kam Wong, Lena Lee and Aegean Leung. "ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND ABILITIES: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF JOB SATISFACTION AND MODERATING ROLE OF SELF-EFFICACY" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pohkam/1/