Founding Intentions: A Gender Perspective

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Autor(en): Scheiner C, Laspita S, Brem A, Chlosta S, Voigt KI
Zeitschrift: Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2008
Band: 4
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 15-35
ISSN: 1177-4541
eISSN: 1176-8592
Sprache: Englisch


In contradiction to previous research, which concentrates almost exclusively on

entrepreneurs during their professional activity, this study concentrates on an earlier

point in time and that is before the working life begins. Therefore, the micro-social

environment (family background) and specifi c cognitions (fostering and hindering

perceptions) towards self-employment, that infl uence the professional choice, are

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examined in this study. Attention is also given to gender similarities or differences

and to catching a glimpse of entrepreneurial related variables as they occur over

time. To examine those aspects two surveys were conducted between winter term

2006/2007 and winter term 2007/2008 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in

Germany. Only small differences could be found between the two genders in motives

for becoming self-employed The results indicate that women perceive hindering

factors more problematic than their male counterparts. However, only within the

perception of hindering factors especially the cohort analysis shows that the two

genders differ in many aspects. Within the regression analysis the factor “risk of

failure” is a stable and dominant hurdle throughout the years for men and women

equally.We could also show that the self-employment of the parents does have an

infl uence on the founding intention of the children.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement
Scheiner, Christian
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Industrielles Management
Voigt, Kai-Ingo Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Industrielles Management


Scheiner, C., Laspita, S., Brem, A., Chlosta, S., & Voigt, K.-I. (2008). Founding Intentions: A Gender Perspective. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 4(4), 15-35.

Scheiner, Christian, et al. "Founding Intentions: A Gender Perspective." Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 4.4 (2008): 15-35.


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