Title

The Changing Nature of Entrepreneurial Intention

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Management

RAS ID

2272

Comments

This article was originally published as: Walker, E. A., & Devine, J. M. (2003). The changing nature of entrepreneurial intention. Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of ANZAM 2003. Fremantle, WA. Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd. Conference website available here.

Abstract

Entrepreneurial activity is often associated with risk and previous studies have shown that women are more conservative that men in their overall approach to business and decision making. As today's world of work changes there is a continuous rise in the number of people choosing to start their own businesses. Of interest is whether entrepreneurial activity in relation to becoming self-employed is mirroring these external changes and also how significant are variables such as gender and family background in determining entrepreneurial intention. The findings of this study show some gender differences in entrepreneurial intention and that having a family business background is still a good indicator of future business ownership.